Ukrzaliznytsia opened two sections of railway communication with Romania

15:55 30 August Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrzaliznytsia completed the reconstruction and opened two sections of the railway communication with Romania: Rakhiv - Berlebash - the state border and Teresva - the state border.

This was reported by the press service of the company on Tuesday, August 30.

It was indicated that within the framework of the project, 19.3 km from Rakhiv to the state border and 1.1 km from the state border to Teresva were restored.
"These two sections will be the third and fourth junctions on the border with Romania, our busiest route. Their opening will allow an additional six pairs of freight trains to be sent per day. This is an additional 3.5 million tons of cargo per year,” said Alexander Kamyshin, Chairman of the Board of UZ.
These two sections also open the prospect for new passenger routes between Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi, as well as international routes between Ukrainian and Romanian cities.

The section Rakhiv - Berlebash was closed to train traffic in 2011, and Teresva - the state border - in 2007. They are located in a difficult area: a very narrow valley of the Tisza River, more than 100 artificial structures, including a tunnel, metal, reinforced concrete and stone bridges.
As part of the project, the facade and surrounding areas at Rakhiv and Berlebash stations were also updated, a customs zone fencing was installed at Rakhiv station. A 60-meter passenger platform was built in the Delovoye settlement and a 30-meter technological platform directly on the state border.

Now Ukrzaliznytsia is negotiating with Romania to resume railway tracks on the territory of a neighboring country. After that, the Berlebash-Valea-Vysheului checkpoint will be opened between the countries. This will significantly relieve the existing checkpoints Vadul-Siret-Dorneshty and Dyakovo-Halmeu.