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“Railway of Moldova” will be sold in parts – first the locomotives

To survive, ZhDM put 98 locomotives up for auction

The enterprise “Railway of Moldova”, in order to somehow survive, is forced to sell locomotives – out of 220 existing locomotives, 98 are put up for sale. The country cannot provide the repair of rolling stock, and in order not to repair equipment that is already from 30 to 50 years old (all this is the Soviet heritage), they decided that it would be easier and more profitable to sell everything.

The oldest model of the locomotive is the M62, it was built back in 1970. At that time, it was a powerful technique – the locomotive could reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. However, all equipment, even if it is stationary, must be serviced.

“The trains are in the depot at the Uncesti station in Ungheni. They are on the move, but have not been used for more than two decades. Previously, they were used for both freight and passenger transportation. They need a major overhaul or a lift, it’s expensive. In addition, older-type engines consume more diesel fuel and oil, and from this point of view, they are also unprofitable ”,

– the railway engineer told reporters Alexey Adam

According to him, the company plans to buy new cars with the proceeds.

A special commission will be created to hold the auction; there are already Ukrainian and Lithuanian companies that are ready to take part in it.

Let us remind you that the Railway Department is in a deplorable state, workers have not been paid their wages in full for a long time, which is why they regularly organize protests. And the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office of Moldova is already investigating violations at this enterprise.

Ukraine and Romania have tried to restore international train traffic interrupted during the quarantine. However, Moldova is unable to do this due to the severe deterioration of the rolling stock.

“Once upon a time, locomotives went one after another. At the marshalling yards in Chisinau, Ungheni, Balti there was not enough space for freight trains. And now they are standing here and they no longer have a job, “

– the head of the locomotive depot of the Uncesti station recalls sadly Pavel Dudai

Today, more than 700 railway workers have been on forced leave for a year and a half, working passenger trains are on siding, and Moldovan trains have been removed from the Chisinau-Odessa route. A holy place is never empty – and now on the route Chisinau – Odessa on August 28, a Ukrainian locomotive with four carriages was launched. For some reason, Ukrzaliznytsia was the winner, the Moldovan online edition writes. We

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