Today in Ukraine there are about 190,000 registered freight cars of private and state ownership. Due to the extension of the service life, today about 64 thousand freight cars or 43.5% of the entire rolling stock of Ukraine have exhausted their standard resource.
In addition, thousands of freight cars imported from the "aggressor country" are added to these cars every year, written off there and sold for a pittance in Ukraine. During 2016-2019, about 18,000 wagons were imported from the Russian Federation from the Russian Federation, which have reached the end of their service life, the passage of which is prohibited in Russia.
64,000 units of worn-out and obsolete rolling stock continue to run daily on the railways of Ukraine, therefore:
- the destructive impact on railway tracks is increasing;
- current operating costs increase almost 3 times;
- the number of unscheduled repairs and park downtime increases threefold;
- the competitiveness of railway transportation on the territory of Ukraine decreases;
- a technogenic risk is created for the functioning of the railway sector.
The Kryukovsky Carriage Works (KVSZ) claims that today, under the threat of the existence of car-building enterprises and companies of related industries in Ukraine, involved in the production of railway cars, and these are hundreds of enterprises and hundreds of thousands of people.
“The number of enterprises that sold freight cars in August 2020, compared to 2019, has more than halved. For 8 months of 2020, the wages fund for JSC "KVSZ" decreased by 35%, for CJSC "Dneprovagonmash", LLC "VMZ" KARPATY ", enterprises" AURUM GROUP "(LLC" Diesel plant ", CJSC" Verkhnedneprovsky machine-building plant ") fell amounted to about 60% "- says the acting. Yury Brusnik, Sales and Marketing Director of JSC KVSZ.
KVSZ demanded that the government of Ukraine immediately impose a complete ban on the import of freight cars with expired and /or extended service life of all jurisdictions into the country, as well as strengthen technical requirements and responsibility for the operation of extended wagons. In addition, the requirements of the plant to the government say about the prohibition of the use of foreign cars in domestic transport (temporary import regime).