Switzerland’s Stadler Rail has chosen a site in Ukraine to produce electric trains,
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Presidential Chief of staff, tells Interfax-Ukraine. The goal is to replace Ukraine’s Soviet era ‘elektrichkas,’ or suburban commuter trains. Baptized ‘City Express’ this suburban rail project is to start in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro. A memorandum of understanding was signed last month with Ukrzaliznytsia. In coming months, Stadler is expected to deliver one or two trains for testing. In Eastern Europe, Stadler has manufacturing plants in Hungary, Poland and Belarus.