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New Rail Tunnel Brings Ukraine Closer to EU

Ukraine opened a new rail tunnel through the Carpathian Mountains on May 24, a move which will facilitate the faster movement of goods and people between the country and the European Union.

The 1822m long tunnel, which crosses the mountains between the towns of Beskyd and Skotarske has been built to alleviate a single-track bottleneck on the Lviv – Chop section of pan-European Corridor V. The route is the main line linking western Ukraine and the Hungarian border and carries 60 per cent of all rail freight between the EU and Ukraine.

Excavated to a depth of 180m, the new tunnel is …read more

Source: Emerging Europe

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