The development of border crossing points was discussed separately

Recently, the first personal meeting for the expansion of the 1435 mm European standard railway network to Ukraine and Moldova was held regarding the development of a preliminary feasibility study. Center for Transport Strategies informs about it with the reference to the Deputy Director of the Investment Department of Ukrzaliznytsia Volodymyr Shemayev.

It is about the feasibility study for laying 1435 mm eurotrack across the territory of Ukraine and Moldova along the conditional corridor Krakow — Mostyska 2 — Lviv — Vadul-Siret — Chisinau with an analysis of potential branches to Odessa, Kyiv and industrial regions of eastern Ukraine.

The preliminary feasibility study will be carried out by the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) technical advisory service JASPERS, led by the European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Directorate.

As Volodymyr Shemayev noted, the possibility of submitting joint project proposals for the development of road and rail border crossing points located on the TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Network) under the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) grant program was discussed separately.

In October 2022, the European Commission and the EIB announced the start of work on the preparation of a preliminary feasibility study for expanding the 1435 mm standard euro gauge to Ukraine and Moldova. The EC, together with the EIB, is starting to prepare a pre-feasibility study to assess how best to connect the Ukrainian and Moldovan railway networks with TEN-T. The first results of the work should be ready in the spring of 2023.

As GMK Center reported earlier, the government plans to stimulate the process of creating joint railway checkpoints of Ukraine on the border with the neighboring countries of the European Union in order to speed up the logistics of domestic exporters.