Kiev is interested in continuing cooperation with the government of Japan on comprehensive modernization of the Kyiv subway’s rolling stock. Oleksandr Kava, the Kyiv mayor’s adviser on transportation, announced this after a meeting with representatives of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which operates under Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the press service of the Kyiv city administration announced.

"The city is interested in continuing the project for modernization of an additional number of Kiev subway cars of the types E, EZh, and Em, which are operated on the Svyatoshinsko-Brovarsky subway line. This will allow not only a 43%reduction in energy consumption by the modernized rolling stock, but also reduction of the amount of repair and maintenance work and reduction of the expenditures on further servicing of the cars," said Kava.

As previously reported, the modernization of 95 Kiev subway cars (19 electric trains) will be completed by the end of October under an agreement between the Kiev authorities and the Kryukov Railcar Building Works. The government of Japan is a partner in the project.