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It is planned to increase the capacity of the railway on the borders with the EU due to the restoration of two crossings with Poland and one with Romania

Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) plans to restore railway connections at three border crossings with the European Union in order to increase the capacity of railways towards Europe. This was announced by the deputy director of the commercial work department of the UZ Valery Tkachev, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“Regarding the expansion of western border crossings: we are also working in this direction. We have launched Berezino – Basarabyaska, now we are considering the launch of three more crossings,” he said during an online conference on improving rail transportation of grain cargoes.

Thus, connections with Poland at two crossings to be restored: Hrebinne – Rava-Ruska and Strazhava – Korscenko, as well as with Romania at the Dilove – Valia-Vysheului crossing. In general, the launch of these crossings is aimed at expanding the capacity of the railway towards the European Union.

Valery Tkachev also noted that the electrification and repair of tracks in the border areas are being carried out, which will also expand the capacity of the railway towards Europe.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in the middle of August, Ukraine and Moldova restored the section of railway connection between Berezino (Ukraine) and Bessarabka (Moldova) stations, bypassing the self-proclaimed Transnistria. The launch of the first trains is scheduled for August 22, 2022.

Thanks to the reconstruction of this track, Moldova plans to export and import goods through the Ukrainian port of Izmail on the Danube. Ukraine, in turn, will be able to establish exports to Moldova and the European Union.