The Ukrainian Railways Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia) intends to install three surveillance cameras in every passenger car, which should improve maintenance of order and facilitate objective investigation of conflicts in trains. Ukrzaliznytsia announced this to the CFTS portal.

According to Ukrzaliznytsia, it has already installed video surveillance systems on some passenger trains. Video surveillance helps to ensure order on trains because it enables conductors to monitor entire railcars from the service compartment. In addition, saved surveillance videos will facilitate objective investigation of possible conflicts and help to prevent transportation of passengers without tickets.

As the CFTS reported earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia has decided to buy 100 sets of video surveillance systems for installation on passenger cars. The relevant tender was invited via the ProZorro electronic public procurement portal. Applications to participate in the tender can be submitted until 18:00 on 18 May.

The video surveillance systems should be delivered before the end of this year. The expected cost is UAH 7.5 million, including VAT.

Bidding in the tender is scheduled for June 25.

According to the tender documentation, the video surveillance systems should be capable of recording videos in a resolution of at least Full HD and at a frequency of 25 frames per second. They should also be capable of at least 360 hours of continuous operation. The system should be vibration-proof. 

Each video surveillance system should also be equipped with a 7-inch TFT monitor and two hard drives with a capacity of 1 TB and a writing speed of 6 Gb/s.