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Modernized electric trains to be launched in Kyiv in 2018, - Ukrzaliznytsya
17:35, 25 October 2017
Modernized electric trains to be launched in Kyiv in 2018, - Ukrzaliznytsya

The project is planned to be implemented in other large cities of Ukraine during the next several years

17:35, 25 October 2017

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Ukrzaliznytsia in early 2018 will implement a pilot project to organize a suburban railway communication around major cities. First, this project will begin to operate in Kyiv vicinity. This was announced by the head of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov during a speech at a Cabinet meeting on October 25.

According to him, the suburban railway communication between Kyiv and Irpen, Buchey, Nemeshaevo and Brovary will be carried out by modernized electric trains with an interval of 20-25 minutes.

"This project will help make labor migration more convenient and unload the roads," he said.

The head of Ukrzaliznytsia plans to implement such projects in other major cities of Ukraine within the next few years.

Related: Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan sign memorandum on joint usage of Ukrzaliznytsia ferries

As it was reported earlier modernization of locomotives for Ukraine’s state-run railway carrier Ukrzaliznytsia was the central topic for discussion between Ukrainain president Petro Poroshenko and CEO of General Electric Transportation Jamie Miller. The two officials met on Tuesday evening in Kyiv for talks, the presidential press service reported.

The Ukrainian leader said he hoped that ‘further cooperation with General Electric Transportation would help enhance transport, transit and export potential of our country’. Poroshenko added that strategic cooperation with this company, involving localized production in Ukraine will become a ‘breakthrough’ in the U.S.-Ukraine cooperation in the area of modernizing Ukraine’s transport sector.   

Related: Ukrzaliznytsia starts to work with Bloomberg and Reuters

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