The restored railway checkpoint in Rava-Russkaya has not served passengers for more than 20 years.
A new railway route will be launched from Ukraine to Poland – through Warsaw, Lublin, Rava-Russkaya and Lviv.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, on April 5, Ukrainian and Polish railway workers are jointly conducting a test trip along the route Lublin – Rava-Russkaya along the 1435 mm Eurotrack. Thus, for passengers of the Polish direction, Rava-Ruska (Lviv region) will become a convenient transfer point between the train on the Eurotrack and the Ukrzaliznytsia train on the Ukrainian track, which, in turn, will take passengers to Lviv.
“The launch of a connection between Warsaw, Lublin, Rava-Ruska and Lviv will satisfy the huge demand of Ukrainians for convenient logistics by train to and from the Polish capital, as well as unload automobile checkpoints. We are working to ensure that our countries become even closer to each other,” – commented the Deputy Prime Minister for the restoration of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The ministry recalled that the restored railway checkpoint in Rava-Russkaya had not served passengers for more than 20 years.
Ukrzaliznytsia has restored a section of the Eurotrack 8.4 km long and restored the railway station at the Rava-Russkaya station. After the test trip, the Polish side will need several months to deploy full-fledged customs and border control and complete the formalities, after which the date for the start of regular traffic will be announced,” the ministry said.
New Ukrzaliznytsia routes – details
Earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia opened the shortest route to the port of Reni through Moldova, which will make it possible to reduce the cost of cargo transportation.
On March 28, Ukrzaliznytsia launched a modernized inclusive electric train Lviv-Rivne, and on April 8, it launches a train on the Lviv-Kramatorsk route.