The company is waiting for the results of the competition in June 2024

In June 2024, Ukrainian Railways (UZ) expects the results of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) competition to approve funding for projects to develop railway crossing points with the EU for more than €80 million. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.

The projects submitted to the UZ tender also include the preparation of a strategy for the development of European gauge tracks (1435 mm wide) for the Lviv railway junction.

According to the ministry, the proposal refers to the preparation for the implementation of a project for the development of the Lviv railway junction, taking into account the prospects for expanding the 1435 mm gauge railway network of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in Ukraine. The planned duration of the project is 2024-2027.

«Among other proposals is the preparation of a feasibility study for the introduction of a 1,435 mm track on the Chop – Lviv section, reconstruction of railway structures with the construction of a 1,435 mm track and electrification of the Lviv – Chernivtsi – Vadul-Siret – Derzhkordon, Pavlovo-2/Mativtse – Uzhgorod section,» the message says.

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a fund of the European Union, established in 2014 to invest in EU infrastructure – transport, energy, digital and telecommunications projects.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2023, Ukrainian Railways increased the volume of track repairs by 19.6% compared to 2022, to 1308.3 km. In particular, 495.6 km of tracks were repaired by overhaul, which is 5.7% more than in 2022, and 812.7 km of tracks were repaired by medium repair (+30% y/y). The railroad operator plans to upgrade 1197.5 km of tracks with various types of repairs in 2024.