State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” is working to increase the capacity of crossings on the border with Ukraine.

Railway of Moldova

It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Rail.insider.


“Weekly meetings are held between the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova”, Ukrzaliznytsia and the Romanian side to increase the capacity of border crossings,” the Moldovan railway company said.

It is noted, in particular, that at the Mogilev-Podolsky/Velchynets crossing, the reception has been increased daily to 3-4 trains per day. “Moldova is ready for round-the-clock work, we are waiting for the readiness of Ukrzaliznytsia,” the response says.

At the Ocnita station (Sokiryany / Ocnita crossing), the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” opens two repaired tracks to increase the throughput up to 6 trains per day.

At the Moldavian-Romanian crossing of Ungheni/Cristesti, in order to ensure loading at the port of Constanta (Romania), the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” found an opportunity to increase the fleet of freight wagon bogies for the 1435 mm gauge from 112 to 152 units, which made it possible to increase the throughput from 336 to 560 wagons.

It is noted that “the transition to round-the-clock work will be carried out with an increase in freight flows, although the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” is ready already.”

“At the junction of Etulia/Reni, due to the irregularity of ships entering the port, the reception capacity is limited to one train per day. The Ukrainian side is working on the issue of continuous passage of trains from the Reni station to the port of Giurgiulesti. In this port, the exchange of information about the wagons owned by UZ, heading for loading, has been arranged, the order of fulfillment of the application has been arranged,” says the response of the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” to a request from Rail.insider.

In addition, it is noted that at the Giurgiulesti/Galati crossing with Ukrzaliznytsia and the Romanian side, applications are preliminary coordinated for the rhythmic supply of wagons for loading.

The CFM also noted that the company is equipped with a sufficient number of locomotives for uninterrupted operation.

“The above comprehensive measures, as well as the constant contact of the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” with the railway administrations of Ukraine and Romania, contribute to an increase in the capacity of border railway crossings,” says Alexander Gutovsky, Director of the Department of Strategies and International Relations.

As reported on April 14, during the online meeting of UZ with representatives of the grain transportation market of Ukraine, the shipment of agricultural goods in the direction of Romania and Moldova has increased significantly.

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