Ukraine, Kyiv: An ambitious plan to develop a modern railway that connects Lviv and Europe is planned for next year by state run Railways of Ukraine.
Ukrzaliznytsya (Укрзализныца), intends to laydown track of the Ukrainian and European standard 1520/1435 mm from Mostisk to Lviv.
It will open new opportunities for passengers and strengthen the transport and tourist potential of Ukraine.
This was announced by the Chairman of the board of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsya” Yevgeny Kravtsov during a trip to the station Mostiska.
“I know that the last 10 years have been talking about this. But we will do it in a year. I did not announce it in advance, but today I personally became convinced that the project, which so far was only on paper, can become real. That is, a year later, Ukrainians will be able to get a direct high-speed message from the center of Lviv with Krakow, Prague, Vienna”, the official said on his Facebook page.
According to him, trains coming from Europe will be able to get to Lviv, namely to the Sknilov railway station, without losing time on changing bogies.
It may be mentioned that the station in Poland has become a popular railway hub between Ukraine and other European countries. The construction of a combined route from the border with Poland will make the Sknilov station an international railway hub.
He explained that Sknilov was chosen for the development of the hub in order to avoid overloading the Lviv station, through which virtually all domestic trains go.