“Ukrzaliznitsya”: 62% of passenger cars are not air-conditioned

PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” warn about possible delays of trains due to speed restrictions due to overheating of ways

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About 62% of the passenger cars of Ukrainian trains are not equipped with air conditioning, the press service of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”.

“Given the anomalous heat, potential discomfort during the trip. Encourage passengers to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun before you travel, if you have a chronic disease must have their usual medications recommended by your doctor, drink plenty of water, and in the case of deterioration of health to immediately contact the wires” – is recommended in UZ.

PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” also warn about possible delays to passenger trains due to speed restrictions due to overheating of ways. Since the beginning of August it was employed about 350 such restrictions.

“This summer 3100 passengers served passenger cars, of which the air conditioning system is equipped with only 38% is 1168 cars,” – said in UZ.

Almost all second-class carriages the air conditioning system is not provided for structural.

In “ukrzal_znits ,” I emphasize that during the period of independence of Ukraine from the state budget funds to upgrade the rolling stock was allocated.

“Over the past 25 years purchased 583 cars – all at their own expense of “Ukrzaliznytsya”, – said in the message.

In 2017 PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” will update the fleet of passenger cars on 203 units.

“Of them will be purchased 50 new cars and 153 units modernized, capitally-regenerative repair. All upgraded and purchased cars have already been equipped with air-conditioning systems”, – added in UZ.

PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” plan in the next few years to upgrade to 250-300 cars per year.

In November 2016, the “Ukrzaliznytsia” stated that they are planning in 2017 to raise tariffs for passenger transport by 35% and freight by 25%.

On 9 August, the interim CEO of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” Evgeny Kravtsov said that the Ukrainian Railways must switch to the new tariff system in 2018.

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