Ukrzaliznytsia intends to complete the project of constructing a European gauge railway in Lviv this year

The state-owned company Ukrzaliznytsia will finalize the design of a 1435 mm gauge track from the state border with Poland to Lviv (the Mostyska-Sknyliv section) by the end of this year, according to the railway journal Railway Supply, citing Rail.insider.

“We plan to complete the development of project documentation for the construction of a 1435 mm gauge track (European gauge) from the state border with Poland to Lviv. We are referring to the construction of the Mostyska-Sknyliv section. We already have the technical and economic justification. We plan to complete the design of the construction in 2023,” said Evhen Lyashchenko, Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia.

According to the head of the company, the implementation of the project will enable the establishment of Euro-gauge connections from Lviv to Krakow, Prague, and Vienna.

It should be noted that the construction of a narrow European gauge track (1435 mm) on the Mostyska-Sknyliv line was planned to begin in 2020. At that time, this project was included in the list of priorities in the investment plan until 2023.

Sknyliv railway station is located in Lviv, 5.5 km away from the main station.

As previously reported, the EU is considering the possibility of laying a European gauge railway through the western regions of Ukraine.

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