25 Oct 2023 16:33

Railroad communication on section between Ukraine's Khirov, Poland's Sanok scheduled to be launched by yearend

MOSCOW. Oct 25 (Interfax) - The railroad communication on the Khirov-Stazhava-Sanok cross-border section is scheduled to be launched by the end of 2023, deputy head of the Lvov regional military administration Yury Buchko said.

"The railway infrastructure within Ukraine on the state border-Nizhankovichi-Khirov-state border (Smilnitsa) section is ready to be operated by rolling stock on a 1,435 mm track gauge by Polish carriers," Ukrainian media quoted Buchko as saying in a statement released by the regional military administration's press service.

At the first stage, traffic from Ukraine's Khirov to Poland's Sanok is scheduled to be launched, he said.

"We are planning to implement this project by the end of the year, and this decision and future steps have been discussed in Khirov with representatives of the customs service, Ukrzaliznytsia and the Western Regional Department of the State Border Service," Buchko added.

According to preliminary reports, the train will run daily, and customs and passport controls will be exercised at the Smilnitsa-Kroscienko checkpoint. The second stage is to launch train services on the Khirov-Nizhankovichi-Pszemysl (Poland) section, and the third stage is to build a 1,435 mm track gauge to the district center of Sambor, the regional military administration's press service said.