The Kryukov Railcar Building Works (Kremenchuk, Poltava region) has completed the assembly of its new DPKr-3 diesel train. The train left the territory of the Kryukov Railcar Building Works a few days ago, and it is now undergoing tests on the rail network of the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia).
The Kryukov Railcar Building Works announced this to the CFTS portal.
The diesel train was expected to begin test operation on the Novomoskovsk-Balovka railway stretch on November 6 or 7. The tests are expected to last more than one month.
As reported, this train was purchased by Ukrzaliznytsia, which has repeatedly announced that the train will be operated on the route from Kyiv’s Central Railway Station to the Boryspil international airport. According to Ukrzaliznytsia, the train will begin operation on this route by the end of this year.
Supply of six diesel trains manufactured by the Kryukov Railcar Building Works to Ukrzaliznytsia was also discussed earlier. As reported, in August 2018, Ukrzaliznytsia signed a contract with the Kryukov Railcar Building Works for supply of six diesel trains by the end of 2019. The value of the contract is UAH 1.062 billion, and one diesel train costs UAH 177 million. It was later reported that Ukrzaliznytsia would be able to purchase only one such train in 2019.
Ukrzaliznytsia currently has one passenger diesel train manufactured by the Kryukov Railcar Building Works. This train began operation in October 2015.
The DPKr-3 regional diesel train that is being tested consists of three railcars.
The three railcars have a total of 170 passenger seats.