The freight locomotive was produced at a plant in Kazakhstan.
The Kryukov Railcar Building Works has delivered the first four Trident diesel locomotives to Ukrzaliznytsia.
The Canadian company is ready to participate in the tender for supply of electric locomotives to Ukrzaliznytsia.
A competition will be held to determine where the pilot project will be launched.
Acquisition of such a large number of new locomotives will depend on availability of funds.
The new diesel locomotive performed well during tests, but it has some shortcomings.
The French manufacturer will present a proposal on upgrade of Ukrzaliznytsia’s electric locomotive fleet in the coming weeks.
The 12 diesel locomotives will be used for freight and passenger trains.
The Trident diesel locomotive will perform its first trip on 8 November.
According to him, it may not have to be private diesel locomotives, but, as an option, private capital.
The CRRC Datong company (China) plans to participate in a tender for supply of locomotives to the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia).
The company’s fleet of mainline freight locomotives consists of 609 diesel locomotives and 1,149 electric locomotives.
The journey to Ukraine took 17 days.
Ukrzaliznytsia was holding talks with Siemens, Bombardier, CRRC, and Alstom on purchase of electric locomotives.
Ukrzaliznytsia considers leasing locomotives as economically beneficial.
Alstom is committed to develop our activities in Ukraine and build partnerships with the local industry
The localization of assembly of American diesel locomotives should begin with 10%
Vyacheslav Feklin, CEO of General Electric in Ukraine, in an interview with CFTS talks about the negotiations with Ukrzaliznytsia, supplying locomotives and establishing the local production in Ukraine.
Ukrzaliznytsia invested UAH 732.7 million in development in January 2018.
Production of the locomotives will begin at plants in the United States in early 2018.