Ukraine and Moldova are going to resume freight railway communication in autumn along the section from the Berezino station in the Odessa region to Bessarabskaya (Republic of Moldova), which was terminated in 1997.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova, the corresponding memorandum was signed yesterday by the Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Andrei Spinu and the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Alexander Kubrakov.
“The Republic of Moldova will be able to export/import goods through the port of Izmail, located on the Danube, reducing congestion in the port of Reni,” the report says. “At the same time, through this section of the railway line, Ukraine will be able to export goods to the Republic of Moldova and the EU countries.
The resumption of traffic on the section of the Berezino-Bessarabskaya railway will transform the city of Bessarabka (Basarabeascu) into an international logistics hub, through which the ports of Yuzhny, Odessa, Chernomorsk, Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Izmail, Reni, Giurgiulesti, Galati, Braila and Constanta will be connected. In this way, port complexes will become more competitive, and the beneficiaries of port services will receive a more diversified offer.”
As you know, the tracks from the Berezino station in the Tarutinsky district of the Odessa region to Bessarabskaya were completely dismantled 25 years ago – in 1997. Only the embankment and a few bridges remain. Most of the crushed stone base under the tracks was stolen by local residents for building materials. There are railway tracks on the section from Artsyz to Berezino, but they are in an unsatisfactory condition, and the intermediate station Parizhskaya has been completely dismantled.
In other words, in order to resume communication, new paths must be laid. It is about 23 km, of which 1.2 km is on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
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