First Ukraine-build DMU enters services

Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Dmytro Abramovych, has inaugurated country’s first-made diesel train, manufactured by Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works (KVSZ).

The new DPKr-3 train consists of three cars and has a capacity for 170 seats and a total capacity for 470 passengers. The new DMU is a barrier-free train, adapted to the passengers with reduced mobility.

The DMU has a cost of UAH 177 million (USD 7.47 million). It has successfully completed all the tests on the Kyiv-Ternopil-Kremenchug rail section.

The new suburban DMU is operating between Kiev and Boryspil Airport, providing comfortable and safe transport services. The Kyiv Boryspil Express carried 1 million passengers per year. “We see that the route is popular, and we want to develop it further,” Abramovych said.

According to Ukrzaliznytsia, this train’s configuration will be tested, and the results will be reflected in a further train procurement process. In addition, there are plans to electrify the railway line between the city and the airport to deploy electric trains on the route.


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