After First Year 8,590 Passengers Pass Through Beskidy Rail Tunnel

Over a four year period, the 1,822-meter-long Beskidy Tunnel was bored through the Carpathian mountains between the towns of Beskid and Skotarske. It connects the Ukrainian rail network with Europe’s Corridor V

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26.05.2019

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Having now turned 1-year-old, the double-track Beskyidy Tunnel in the Carpathians, has already served 8,590 passengers.

“For the year, 10,500 freight trains with a total of more than 500,000 cars passed through the tunnel in the direction of the western borders of the state. Cargo turnover in both directions amounted to almost 2.5 billion ton-kilometers gross,” Yevgeny Kravtsov, the head of Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine’s national rail company said.

The tunnel is fully meeting traffic demands, the Ukrzaliznytsia website said.

Over a four year period, the 1,822-meter-long Beskidy Tunnel was bored through the Carpathian mountains between the towns of Beskid and Skotarske. It connects the Ukrainian rail network with Europe’s Corridor V – linking Lviv to Italy and parts between.

It’s most large-scale infrastructure project implemented in Ukraine in recent decades, and has helped trade grow between Ukraine and its European Union neighbors, Kravtsov said.

 

Source UATV
date 26.05.2019
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