News Infrastructure Ukrzaliznytsia 06 April 2023
The UZ's Odessa branch accounts for almost a third of the repaired railcars of the railway operator in the first quarter
In January-March 2023, the regional branch Odessa Railway of Ukrainian Railways (UZ) repaired 1.378 thousand freight railcars. Rail.Insider reported about it with the reference to the chat-bot Buksa. Railroad Assistant.
“During the first quarter, 1,378 thousand wagons were updated at the Odessa Railway. This is almost a third of those repaired by UZ,” the report says.
Depot repair updated 1 thousand railcars. Among them: 273 tanks, 340 grain carriers, 135 open wagons, 27 fitting platforms and 225 wagons of other types.
378 wagons were rehabilitated by capital repairs, including 78 tanks, 101 grain carriers, 86 gondola wagons, 52 fitting platforms and 61 wagons of other types.
“Most often the wagons are damaged due to the negligence of the users. They often violate state standards when loading or unloading,” the report says.
Prydniprovska Railway in January 2023 repaired 200 freight railcars in specialized repair depots of the Prydniprovska Mainline. In particular, 158 freight railcars underwent depot repairs, and 42 underwent major repairs.
During the past year, Ukrainian Railways restored 2,929 thousand freight railcars, in particular, 691 railcars were overhauled. In addition, railway operator reconstructed and overhauled 470 km of railway tracks. UZ also electrified 82 km of tracks, which is a record for the last 10 years.