The need for the main haulage cargo, passenger and shunting locomotives for 2017 is 2,492, while by 2025 the need would expand by some 16%, to 2,881 locomotives.
According to the press service of the public joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia, the company calculated that by 2025 the need in acquiring new main haulage locomotives was around 90 units, and new locomotives – around 460 units. The sector needs 230 of cargo electric DC locomotives, 160 cargo electric AC locomotives, 20 AC/DC locomotives for passenger transportation and 50 cargo AC/DC locomotives.
In November Ukrzaliznytsia’s specialists would propose to consider the strategy for upgrading the locomotive fleet until 2025 to the company’s board. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)