A DPKr-3 diesel train manufactured by the Kryukov Railcar Building Works (Kremenchuk, Poltava region) transported passengers on the route between Kyiv’s Central Railway Station and the Boryspil airport for the first time on December 27, the CFTS correspondent reports.
In addition to regular passengers, journalists, representatives of the Ukrainian Railway joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) and the Kryukov Railcar Building Works were on the train during the first trip on the Kyiv-Boryspil express line.
The train consists of three wagons, which will allow it to transport a larger number of passengers during peak hours.
In total, the train is designed for 470 passengers, including standing passengers.
Passenger seats are equipped with individual sockets with USB connectors, information monitors are installed in the cabin, and three inverter-type air conditioners with a capacity of 26 kW each are also installed in the cabin.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia initially planned to purchase six such diesel trains from the Kryukov Railcar Building Works. It was later reported that Ukrzaliznytsia would be able to purchase only one DPKr-3 diesel train in 2019. Ukrzaliznytsia’s draft financial plan for 2020 does not provide for purchase of any regional diesel train
The train costs UAH 177 million. It has a service life is 40 years. It can operate at temperatures ranging from -40 to +40 degrees Celsius.