More than half of Ukrainian trains are not air-conditioned

Only 1,168 cars have air conditioning. Photo: zanoza-news

62% of Ukrainian cars are not air-conditioned.

It can ruin a trip, despite the heat, said the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia.

Before traveling, passengers should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. To carry the usual medications recommended by your doctor. To drink enough water. Immediately contact the conductors in a bad mood.

“This summer, passengers are served 3100 passenger car, which air conditioning system is equipped with only 38% is 1168 cars. Almost all second-class carriages the air conditioning system is not provided for construction”, – said the Ministry of Railways.

Since independence to upgrade cars funds are not allocated. The money should be allocated from the local budget.

“Over the past 25 years purchased 583 cars – all with their own funds of Ukrzaliznytsia. The updating of the Park began with the end of last year and continues today. This year PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” will update the fleet of passenger cars on 203 units. Of them will purchase 50 new cars and 153 units – upgraded capitally-regenerative repair. All upgraded and purchased cars have already been equipped with air-conditioning systems”, – stated in the message.

In subsequent years, plan to upgrade 200 to 300 cars annually.

Uz apologized to the passengers of the car, which drove the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze, due to broken air conditioning and heat.