Starting from January 18, JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine’s railway operator, is resuming another rail route with Romania: Rakhiv - Valea-Viseului - Rakhiv.
That’s according to the press service of Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry, Ukrinform reports.
"We are resuming the passenger railway routes to Romania. Trains #755/756 and #753/754 Rakhiv — Valea-Viseului — Rakhiv will start running on January 18. Daily departure from Rakhiv at 06:10 and 14:10, arrival in Valea-Viseului at 07:45 and 15:45, respectively. Trains will depart from Valea-Viseului at 11:45 and 18:15 and arrive in Rakhv at 12:20 and 18:50, respectively," the report reads.
It is noted that Ukrzaliznytsia also launches train #810/809 Lviv — Rakhiv — Lviv. It will depart from Lviv at 7:00 and arrive in Rakhiv at 13:20. From Rakhiv, the train will depart at 14:34 and arrive in Lviv at 20:50.
The arrival and departure schedule is adapted to that of Romanian trains. Passengers arriving at the Valea-Viseului station will be able to transfer to other trains bound for Bucharest and Cluj.
Also, repair works have been completed at another station on the border with Romania: Teresva-State Border. It had not been operational since 2007.
"After completing these projects, we are actually relaunching the key railway routes between Ukraine and Romania because today there are only two international crossings: Vadul-Siret - Dornesti and Diakove - Halmeu. Only cargo shipments are being carried out there," the ministry added.
As reported, during 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia repaired 19.2 kilometers of tracks and 12 bridges on the Rakhiv — Dilove — Valea Viseului section (Romania), and also renovated the Rakhiv railway station. In fact, the station had not operated since 2011.