The European Investment Bank (EIB), with the participation of experts from the European Union, has developed the technical part of a feasibility study for pilot projects for socially important rail transport in the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia regions.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement on its website, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the document, investment in the project is estimated at about EUR 149 million.

In particular, the project provides for investment of EUR 107 million in rolling stock for the Dnipropetrovsk region and EUR 42 million in rolling stock for the Zaporizhia region.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, there are plans to optimize suburban passenger transportation and renew rolling stock in these regions. The project provides for reduction of the number of electric multiple units in the Dnipropetrovsk region from 136 to 111 and reduction of the number in the Zaporizhia region from 53 to 47 by 2035.

It was reported this summer that the EIB was ready to provide EUR 110 million for purchase of eight new trains for these regions. According to the latest information, part of the EUR 149 million will also be used to finance introduction of electronic ticketing and related technical controls on railway routes in these regions.