Ukraine’s state-run railways operator, JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, says five more locomotives built by U.S. GE Transportation’s Pennsylvania-based plant have arrived at Ukraine’s port of Chornomorsk. As was the case with 15 previously delivered U.S. locomotives, the five would be sent to Ukraine’s Kremenchuk-based PJSC Kryukivsky Railway Car Building Works for final assembly.
“Under the contract, the first batch of TE33A Evolution Series diesel locomotives from General Electric consists of 30 units. Thus, a total of 20 locomotives, including those delivered today, have already been supplied to Ukraine,” Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service said in a statement on November 20.
As reported, the locomotives are now undergoing certification, carried out by Ukraine’s Railway Car Building Research Institute. Ukrzaliznytsia plans to use the new rolling stock for the Melitopol, Mykolaiv and Mariupol routes. In particular, 10 new locomotives will service the Mykolaiv route until the electrification of the Dolynska-Mykolaiv railroad section is completed.
“Another five locomotives are to be used at the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi-Izmail section,” the press service added. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)