In “Ukrzaliznytsia” has named the preliminary cause of the fire in the train “Nikolaev – Kiev”

The incident occurred on October 7 during the movement of the train

According to preliminary data, the cause of the fire inside the locomotive of a passenger train №122 “Nikolaev – Kiev” was the damage to the wire insulation of high-voltage camera of one of the sections of the locomotive due to wear and tear of the equipment. About it reports press-center of “Ukrzaliznytsia”.

We will remind, on Saturday, October 7, during the movement of train no 122 “Nikolaev – Kiev” there was a fire of the locomotive. Around 21:00 at the entrance to the station Novopoltavka fire alarm section “A” of the locomotive. In place of the assistant engineer found heavy smoke and fire high-voltage chamber. The locomotive crew quickly uncoupled the locomotive, it was moved to a safe distance from passenger rolling stock, was followed by measures to contain and extinguish the fire.

Before the arrival of firefighters, the SES locomotive crew used a fixed fire-extinguishing system using fire extinguishers 22, but to eliminate the fire on their own failed.

21:35 the scene arrived first fire engines of the SES. After 40 minutes the fire managed to be liquidated.

For future passenger train No. 122, “Nikolaev – Kiev” has been provided by a helper locomotive, so 23:05 he went from the station Novopoltavka. The delay of the train was 2 hours 6 min.

Also because of the incident was changed the schedule of two freight trains, the delay amounted to more than half an hour.

According to the preliminary investigation established that the fire was in a high-voltage Cabinet of electric apparatus of the rear section of the locomotive. Now the reasons and circumstances of the case of a transport incident are established.