The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) plans to establish the repair of sleeping cars at the facilities of PJSC Kyiv Electric Carriage Repair Plant.
The plant’s Director Oleh Holovaschenko announced this to the CFTS portal.
According to him, this was an initiative by Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Yevhen Liaschenko, and it will be a new experience for the plant, which has not previously repaired this type of rolling stock.
A working group has already been set up. The railcar repairs are scheduled to begin in the next 1-1.5 months.
According to Holovaschenko, procurement of components could be a key problem here because many production facilities remain in the temporarily occupied territories, and some have cut production after sustaining damage. "We have a range of 300+ components. We are currently negotiating with enterprises, and we will be able to produce several such railcars by the end of the year if they can increase production volumes," Holovaschenko said.
According to the CFTS portal’s sources, Ukrzaliznytsia’s management is considering the possibility of producing such rolling stock at its own facilities in the longer term, subject to the success of an experiment involving the modernization of sleeping cars.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the Kyiv Electric Carriage Repair Plant also plans to begin repairing Pesa diesel trains.
In addition to repairing Pesa diesel trains and sleeping cars, the plant's plans for 2023 include the modernization of 14 electric trains, of which 7 have already been repaired and left the plant.