Ukrzaliznytsia will Upgrade Railway Lines

Ukrzaliznytsia will Upgrade Railway Lines
November 26, 2010 9:06 am

Ukraine’s state-owned railway company, Ukrzaliznytsia, has revealed plans to overhaul a further 793km of railway line in 2011 and plans to modernise 358km of track.

The repair and modernisation of the lines is part of a bid to introduce high-speed trains with speeds of up to 160kmp/h.
Ukrzaliznytsia has already overhauled 858km of track and modernised 558km since the beginning of 2010.
The company plans to launch high-speed trains on the Lviv-Kyiv-Kharkiv-Donetsk route in the first phase of the project and later extend it to Dnipropetrovsk.
Ukrzaliznytsia also said that it has developed a new mechanism for differentiating passenger and freight trains, which will enable it to increase its freight transport capacity and introduce high-speed passenger trains on these routes.
The state railway is looking to sign a deal with South Korea-based Hyundai in early December for ten Hyundai high-speed trains, six before 2012 and four by the end of 2012.
Ukrzaliznytsia is holding talks with South Korea’s Korean Eximbank for a loan of €304m ($405m) to fund the purchase of the trains. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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