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Ukrzaliznytsia Commissions Beskidy Tunnel

Ukrzaliznytsia Commissions Beskidy Tunnel

Ukrzaliznytsia, railway, train, Beskidy railway tunnel

Ukrzaliznytsia public joint stock company commissioned the Beskidy railway tunnel.

The solemn ceremony of opening was held with the participation of President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The project to build a new two-track tunnel at a distance of 22 m from the emergency single-track tunnel was launched in 2007, and direct construction began in 2013.

The cost of construction of the tunnel amounted to UAH 102.7 million, of which EUR 55 million of the loan was provided by the European Investment Bank, and USD 40 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The length of the tunnel is 1.8 km, width - 10.5 m, height - 8.5 m, depth - 180 m from the surface of the Beskidy range.

Opening of the tunnel will increase the capacity from 47 to 100 trains per day, and the maximum speed - from 40 to 70 km per hour.

The traffic in the tunnel will be opened on May 25.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Poroshenko stands for the construction of a narrow-gauge railway from Lviv to Poland.

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