Ukrzaliznytsia buys 2,287 freight cars in Jan-Aug
Ukraine's railways operator Ukrzaliznytsia in January-August 2018 (as of August 23) bought 2,287 freight cars, including 450 from third-party manufacturers, the company's press service reported citing Finance and Economics Director Andriy Riazantsev.
"Ukrzaliznytsia's investment in rolling stock upgrades is ahead of the company's income. This year we have already spent UAH 1.5 billion more in investment than the sum of total deductions from freight transportation tariffs to our investment account," he said.
In general, since early 2018, Ukrzaliznytsia has already purchased 2,287 freight cars, of which 1,837 wagons built on the company's own production facilities.
According to Riazantsev, 20% of over 27,000 open-top wagons forming the company's working rolling stock is high-quality equipment.
At the same time, the company says Ukrzaliznytsia's rolling stock in the Ukrainian market of transportation by rail accounts for only 40% of the total stock available.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia in the six months of 2018 built 1,740 freight cars, or more than 34% of the total number of all built in this period in Ukraine.
In 2017, it bought 2,721 freight cars, including 2,606 built at the company's own production facilities.