Ukrzaliznytsia refuses to purchase General Electric diesel locomotives

Ukrzaliznytsia refuses to purchase General Electric diesel locomotives, and plans to buy electric locomotives, reports Railway Supply 

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This was announced on October 29, 2020 at a press conference of the Head of Ukrzaliznytsia Vladimir Zhmak.

“Today, I do not see the need for further purchase of General Electric diesel locomotives. Our goal is to switch to electric locomotives, as it is much more economical, ” Zhmak said.

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Statistical data of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” (information of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine)

  • The operational length of the main tracks 19,787 km, electrified tracks – 9319 km (47%)
  • Track gauge – 1520 mm
  • The number of railway stations is 1402 units.
  • The number of level crossings is 105 units.
  • The number of main and station crossings 4198 units.
  • Inventory fleet of freight cars 85.2 thousand units.
  • Inventory fleet of passenger cars 4.32 thousand units.
  • Inventory fleet of diesel locomotives 1944 units
  • Inventory fleet of electric locomotives 1627 units.
  • Inventory fleet of diesel trains 301 section
  • Average number of employees 266.3 thousand people
  • Passengers transported in 2019 – 149.6 million
  • Freight transported in 2019 – 312.4 million tons

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