Russian railway service bypassing Ukraine may start this year

2017/8/9 11:43:04

The trunk line will become part of the railway line connecting central Russia with the Black Sea coast


NIZHNY NOVGOROD, August 8. /TASS/. Regular railway service bypassing Ukraine may start this year, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters.


"This year," the minister said in response to a corresponding question.


Sokolov stated earlier that the Zhuravka-Millerovo railroad line will provide high-speed transportation for passenger and freight trains to the south of our country and allow to avoid passing the border near Ukraine.


The project aims to develop railroad infrastructure in the South - West direction, increase its capacity and provide transport security for freight and passenger trains bypassing Ukraine’s territory.



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