A new railway route will be launched from Ukraine to Poland – via Warsaw, Lublin, Rava-Ruska and Lviv.
As reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure, on April 5, Ukrainian and Polish railway workers jointly conduct a test trip on the route Lublin – Rava-Ruska on the 1435 mm Eurogauge. Thus, for passengers on the Polish route, Rava-Ruska (Lviv region) will be a convenient transfer point between a train on the European track and a Ukrzaliznytsia train on the Ukrainian track, which, in turn, will take passengers to Lviv.
“The launch of the connection between Warsaw, Lublin, Rava-Ruska and Lviv will allow us to satisfy the huge demand of Ukrainians for convenient logistics by train to and from the Polish capital, as well as to relieve traffic checkpoints. We are working to make our countries even closer to each other.” – commented Vice-Prime Minister for Reconstruction of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The restored railway checkpoint in Rava-Ruska did not serve passengers for more than 20 years.
“Ukrzaliznytsia” restored an 8.4 km long section of Eurorail and renovated the railway station at the Rava-Ruska station. After the test trip, the Polish side will need several months to deploy full-fledged customs and border control and complete formalities, after which the date of the start of regular service will be announced,” the ministry informed.