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Canadian company introduced project of freight electric locomotive to “Ukrzaliznytsia”

Canadian machine-building company Bombardier Transportation introduced to “Ukrzaliznytsia” the project of freight electric locomotive developed for CIS and Baltic countries.

This locomotive can operate on different sectors of railroad including non-electrified. It works on two types of power and has a diesel unit, which makes the machine versatile.

Parties discussed main technical characteristics that are determinative in choosing modern rolling stock, in particular,  freight locomotives.

The ways of further cooperation in context of harmonizing all technical characteristics and operating features of new rolling stock in the countries with 1520 mm gauge. (1520 is an official width of the gauge in CIS, Baltic states, Mongolia and Finland).

General director of “Ukrzaliznytsia” Sergiy Bolobolin also claimed that renewal of traction rolling stock is a priority for the department in th coming years.

Unian note. Bombardier Inc is a Canadian machinery-building company.

Main branches of the company are – the world's largest manufacturer of railroad machinery Bombardier Transportation and the world's third largest manufacturer of airliners behind Boeing and Airbus – Bombardier Aerospace.

Program for renewal of rolling stock of Ukrainian railways for 2012-2016 was adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the 1st of August 2011.

The program envisages purchase of 500 modern locomotives worth 28 billion USD. The program will be financed by “Ukrzaliznytsia's” borrowed and own funds.

 

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