JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” and Deutsche Bahn Engineering & Consulting entered into a consulting agreement in the field of passenger transportation.

управление пассажирскими перевозками

Фото: МИУ

The German company will help Ukrzaliznytsia to separate passenger traffic from freight and ensure their efficient management.

The agreement implies the establishment of planning and development of passenger rail transport, optimization of purchases and renewal of rolling stock, reports Railway Supply magazine with reference to UZ.

Consulting is the first stage of cooperation, which will be implemented by the end of 2021. After its successful implementation at the second stage, Ukrzaliznytsia will engage the Deutsche Bahn management team to manage passenger traffic directly in 2022.

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DB E&C experts should determine the traffic volumes and the estimated capital investment needs of Ukrzaliznytsia to upgrade the rolling stock to use this data in the publicly important traffic (PSO) model.

The service provider will also assess the prospects for the purchase and production of passenger rolling stock – regional electric trains, diesel trains, night train cars – and the possibility of producing such rolling stock within the framework of international cooperation with the participation of a Ukrainian manufacturer.

As previously reported, in August 2021, Ukrzaliznytsya and DB Engineering & Consulting began cooperation to develop a new energy efficiency strategy for the company.

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