Romanian railway

The section Dermenesht – Vikshan – Kordon receives, in particular, international railway transportation from Ukraine

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Romania (MTI) intends to invest 1.83 billion lei ($398.5 million) in the reconstruction of the railway line to the border with Moldova. СTS reports about it with the reference to Black Sea News.

The Dermenest – Vikshan – Kordon section also handles international freight and passenger rail transportation from Ukraine and connects with the Rhine – Danube Corridor with the countries of South-Eastern and North-Eastern Europe.

Currently, due to the unsatisfactory state of the railway infrastructure, there are restrictions on the speed of passenger and freight trains. In some sections, the speed of international freight trains is limited from 22 to 45 km/h.

“After the reconstruction of this railway section, the parameters of the railway infrastructure should be improved to increase the maximum speed of movement to 120 km/h for passenger trains and, accordingly, to the minimum speed of 100 km/h for freight trains,” the message states.

Reconstruction is scheduled for 36 months. It is planned to attract funds from the state budget on an irrevocable basis through the budget of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the country. Part of the investment will be received from the National Railway Company S.A.’s own revenues. “C.F.R.”

As GMK Center reported earlier, Ukraine opened two sections on the border with Romania at once. Among them: Rakhiv – Berlebash state border and Teresva state border. These are 19.3 km and 1.1 km of new track, which were built in two months.

These two stations also open up prospects for new passenger routes – interregional connections between Uzhhorod and between Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi, as well as international routes between Ukrainian and Romanian cities, both from the side of Uzhhorod and from the side of Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi.

Last October, the Romanian railway company CFR Infrastructură restored the section of the railway from the city of Vala Višeului (Romania) to the Ukrainian border in the Carpathians.