On June 25, 2021, Ukrzaliznytsia JSC and Kryukovsky Carriage Works JSC signed an agreement No. 431/2021-ETU for the supply of 100 passenger cars. For the first time in the history of Ukraine, such a number of wagons will be purchased at the expense of the state budget. The agreement provides for the supply of wagons in 2021-2022.
This is the second largest contract with Ukrzaliznytsia for the supply of passenger cars manufactured by KVSZ. The largest - for 112 wagons - was concluded in March 2008.
As part of the contract, KVSZ must draw up and deliver to Ukrzaliznytsia 51 compartment cars, 12 sleeping cars, 20 compartment cars equipped for the transportation of passengers with disabilities, as well as 17 compartment cars for transporting passengers with disabilities in a wheelchair and compartment the head of the train.
Recall that on June 23, Ukrzaliznytsia announced that in 2021-2023, 40.4 billion hryvnia could be allocated from the State Budget of Ukraine for the renewal of passenger rolling stock. Recently, the Antimonopoly Committee recognized that the allocation of these funds is an acceptable state aid to Ukrzaliznytsia.
“In the near future, KVSZ is ready to present to the scientific and technical council of Ukrzaliznytsia new promising models of passenger rolling stock, locomotive-hauled cars, high-speed electric trains replacing the EKR1 series trains, suburban electric trains, diesel trains. We hope that Ukrzaliznytsia will resume the work of the scientific and technical council, over the past three years it has practically not considered these extremely important issues, "said Vladimir Prikhodko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KVSZ PJSC.