Ukrzaliznytsia has started active work on electrification of the Kovel-Izov-State Border section. The company received the relevant permission to start the main works from the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate of Ukraine, said Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC UZ Ivan Yuryk during the inspection of the site.

UZ has started the active phase of electrification of the Kovel-Izov-State Border section

According to the head of the company, Ukrzaliznytsia has entered an active phase of the most important project aimed at strengthening the country’s export potential.

“The Kovel-Izov-State Border section is important for the development of railway transportation in the direction of the European Union. Electrification of this route will lay a solid foundation for increasing European transit cargo and economic development of our country”, he said.

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Due to the implementation of this project, UZ will be able to significantly increase the weight of freight trains on the site, increase its capacity and reduce the delivery time of goods, informs Railway Supply magazine with reference to UZ.

In addition, the introduction of electric traction in this area will also release 10 main locomotives, significantly reduce emissions of combustion products into the atmosphere and reduce operating costs by UAH 136.4 million per year.

The first stage of works includes reconstruction of the catenary, equipment of turnouts with electric heating systems, modernization of lighting of station necks and railway crossings, laying of cable signalling networks and communication, reconstruction of devices of crossing alarm, notification and technological communication, installation of traffic lights, power panels, protective grounding, replacement of battery cabinets, etc.


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