An interagency commission led by the acting director of the engineering and technical support department of the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) decided on December 17 to allow the Kryukov Railcar Building Works (Kremenchuk, Poltava region) to manufacture a pilot batch of six three-wagon DPKr-3 trains.

The Kryukov Railcar Building Works announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, the commission was tasked with determining the fate of the Kryukov Railcar Building Works’ new DPKr-3 train.

Members of the commission reviewed the train program, the train’s test results, expert opinions, calculations, and design documentation. Based on the results of the review, they signed an act of acceptance of the prototype of the Kryukov Railcar Building Works’ three-car DPKr-3 diesel train for regional passenger transportation.

The commission concluded that all the diesel train’s wagons and their bogies comply with current regulatory requirements and technical specifications and decided to authorize the Kryukov Railcar Building Works to manufacture a pilot batch of six trains.

As reported, the three-wagon DPKr-3 diesel train began performing test operations on the Novomoskovsk-Balovka railway segment in the Dnipropetrovsk region at the beginning of November. The train is expected to be delivered for operation on the route from Kyiv’s Central Railway Station to the Boryspil airport by the end of this year.