Korean company Hyundai Rotem is interested in prolongation of the contract with PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia for the service maintenance of its trains running in Ukraine, company project manager Zekeriya Polat has said.
“We are constantly holding negotiations with Ukrzaliznytsia to extend the contract for service maintenance. We are also interested in servicing Skoda trains and modernizing other trains, because we have experience of modernization in other countries,” he said during the event dedicated to the fifth anniversary of work of the Ukrzaliznytsia branch – Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company.
Polat noted that since the beginning of cooperation with Ukrzaliznytsia the company has been discussing the possibility of manufacturing Hyundai trains in Ukraine, but the current situation in Ukraine, particularly in the east of the country, is delaying the issue transferring it for the far future.
As reported, Ukraine within the development of high-speed rail traffic on the eve of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship acquired ten Intercity+ class HRCS-2 electric trains manufactured by Hyundai Rotem.