Four cars of the interregional locomotive traction train (MPLT) will be repaired at the Kryukov Carriage Works (KVSZ), the press service of the plant reported on Friday.
Repairs will be carried out by order of JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia". As the Deputy Director for Sales and Marketing Yury Brusnik told us, it is planned to complete the work and transfer the cars to UZ in the first ten days of July this year.
He also added that another car from this train is undergoing scheduled overhaul at the enterprise. So, all five wagons will be dispatched in summer.
Recall that the cars for interregional locomotive-hauled trains were designed and manufactured at KVSZ by order of Ukrzaliznytsia for Euro 2012. In terms of comfort and equipment, they do not differ from the cars of high-speed electric trains. However, MPLT is much cheaper than electric trains.
A nine-car interregional locomotive traction train began operating on the Kiev-Kharkov route in April 2012, even before the Hyundai electric trains arrived in Ukraine. Subsequently, one more car (headquarters) was released and two trains of 5 cars each were created - a total of 10 cars were made.