The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) plans to build a shop for overhaul of passenger rolling stock based on technology that will be unique in Ukraine. The shop will be located at the Darnytsia coach yard in Kyiv, he CFTS portal reports, citing information from Ukrzaliznytsia.
The uniqueness of the shop will lie in the fact that it will operate based on a technological operating principle that is new to Ukraine: simultaneous repair of all units and parts of a train on three levels (inside railcars, on the roof, and under railcars).
The shop will be equipped to check all the systems in a train simultaneously after its repair and the general performance of an alternating- or direct-current electric train with a voltage of 27 kV and 3 kV, respectively, without moving the rolling stock.
The current technology in Ukrainian railway depots involves repair of each railcar or each section separately, and the use of a special track for tests. The shop, which will be built at the Darnytsia coach yard, will be able to perform the full overhaul cycle, including replacement and diagnostics of all equipment on a single track.
Part of the equipment for the shop has already been purchased and delivered from abroad.
Ukrzaliznytsia is hoping that construction of this shop and its commissioning will allow it to use the Darnytsia coach yard to its full capacity, providing all types of repairs and servicing 20 electric trains per day.