The government approved the procedure for the use of budgetary funds for the design and restoration of the railway (European gauge) from Chop to Uzhgorod

At a meeting on April 14, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Procedure for the use of funds provided in the state budget for the design and implementation of work on the restoration of a European-style railway track with a gauge of 1435 mm from Chop station to Uzhgorod station with connection to the platform of the railway station. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to UZ

restoration of the railway (European gauge) from Chop to Uzhgorod
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“This decision will allow to begin design work on the restoration of the European route from Chop to Uzhgorod, significantly improve the international railway communication of our state with European countries and expand the integration of the transport complex of Ukraine into the European space,” noted acting Chairman of the Board of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” Ivan Yurik.

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So, according to the Procedure, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine was determined Ukrzaliznytsya as the main manager of budgetary funds and the responsible executor of the program, the recipient of funds.

To provide international passenger traffic with 1435 mm gauge to Uzhgorod station through Chop station, it is necessary to construct a 1435 mm gauge with a length of approximately 22 km, on a partially existing roadbed, and to reconstruct the infrastructure and engineering networks of the construction site.

The design is planned to be carried out in three stages, the first of which is a feasibility study, which is scheduled to be completed in August this year.

In terms of the development of capital investments for 2021 in the regional branch of the Lviv Railway of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, funding for the service of the track is provided in the amount of UAH 5 million for the facility in accordance with the passport of the budget program for 2021.

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