On December 28, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered the order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine No. 647, which actually launched a large-scale program for renewing the fleet of freight cars in Ukraine during 2022-2031.

limit the service life of wagons

This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to UZ.

UZ notes that the main method of implementing the program will be a phased limitation of the service life of freight cars and bringing it to the standard, that is, gondola cars – from 44 years to 22 years; grain carriers – from 45 to 30 years.

This is the maximum service life of the wagons, which was determined by the manufacturer. It is planned that the fleet will receive about 51.3 thousand new freight cars, including 36.7 thousand gondola cars and 14.6 thousand grain carriers.

In addition, the program for the renewal of the car fleet provides for the launch of a program for the construction of rolling stock at Ukrainian wagon-building enterprises in the aforementioned amount, which will require investments in the wagon-building industry in the amount of more than UAH 120 billion, from the side of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC the amount of investments is UAH 52.3 billion; on the part of market participants – UAH 68.1 billion. In this matter, work is underway to find better financing conditions,” the message says.

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