The electrical equipment that facilitates the operation of components in the salons of Tarpan high-speed trains has failed in one of the trains. The train has been sent to the Kryukov Railcar Building Works for repairs, the press service of the enterprise said.
The failure of the equipment was discovered at the Odessa train station on July 8. This is the final station on the route of the train, which starts in Kiev and makes a stop in Vinnitsa.
"The manufacturer recalled the electric train from the Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company to replace individual converters for the power supply system. This is the equipment that ensures the functioning of the lighting, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as the toilets," the Kryukov Railcar Building Works said in a press release.
At the same time, the press service of the enterprise emphasized that this defect affects only equipment for ensuring comfort, the remainder of the train is in normal operating condition, and that safety requirements are met. Restoration of the electrical equipment will require about 10 days.
The passengers that were scheduled to travel to Kiev on the train have been put on the Odessa-Moscow train No. 24, which passes through the capital of Ukraine.
According to the press release, some of the passengers have applied to ticket offices for compensation of the differences in ticket prices, and they have received compensation.
As reported, the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) recently revealed the mechanism via which the Tarpan high-speed trains were acquired. The Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company leased both trains from the leasing company Delta Leasing for UAH 400 million. One of the trains operated on the Kiev-Odessa route and the second travels to Lvov.