The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) presented the first suburban electric train that was modernized to take the needs of people with limited mobility into account on July 9.
The presentation of the upgraded train took place at the Central Railway Station in Kyiv, the CFTS portal reports.
"The train has 10 cars equipped with ramps and places for people in wheelchairs, all the signs are in Braille, there are buttons for sending signals to the train crew, and access to toilet facilities etc. are taken into account," Ukrzaliznytsia’s head Ivan Yurik said.
"In addition, a number of systems in the train and parts of its interior were replaced. The main ones include the installation of a bicycle rack. The modernization of this train cost us UAH 70 million. It is important that all the modernization work was performed at the Ukrzaliznytsia-owned Kyiv electric carriage repair plant and it took about two months," he added.
According to Yurik, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to perform similar modernization of six additional trains before the end of this year.