This year, Ukrzaliznytsia intends to significantly update the fleet of traction rolling stock - to repair 313 locomotives at the expense of capital investments. According to the carrier, this will fully ensure the volume of passenger and freight traffic, even if they continue to grow.
In particular, in 2021, it is planned to repair 160 freight locomotives (136 electric locomotives and 24 diesel locomotives), 41 passenger and 112 shunting locomotives. Ukrzaliznytsia invests about 4 billion hryvnia for these purposes.
In addition, Ukrzaliznytsya plans to carry out 4.4 thousand current repairs and modernizations of electric and diesel locomotives at its own production facilities.
As previously reported, in the 12 months of 2020, Ukrzaliznytsia completed a significant amount of work on the repair of traction rolling stock. In particular, 116 locomotives were modernized and overhauled in the conditions of locomotive repair plants, and more than 5.2 thousand current repairs of electric and diesel locomotives were carried out.
Now in the inventory park of Ukrzaliznytsia there are more than 3.5 thousand locomotives, in the working one - 2,022 locomotives. The company reserves a sufficient number of traction rolling stock, which can be used in case of an increase in the volume of operational work.
Recall that in 2021, Ukrzaliznytsia will triple capital investments in repairs, modernization and construction - they should amount to 27.2 billion hryvnia.
According to the chairman of the board of the company Vladimir Zhmak, 2021 should be a breakthrough year on the way of turning Ukrzaliznytsia from a loss-making company into a profitable business.