Ro-La Train May Link Ukraine, Romania, And Bulgaria

23 May 2018 17:05

Ukraine is holding talks with Romania on the possibility of organizing piggyback trains of the Ro-La type, the Ministry of Infrastructure has announced.

The route of the train, which will consist of 22 railway platforms and one carriage for transporting drivers, is expected to pass through Vadul Siret (on the border between Ukraine and Romania) and Ruse (on the border between Romania and Bulgaria), cover a distance of 605 kilometers, and have a travel time of 33 hours.

This issue was discussed at a meeting of the Ukrainian-Romanian working group on transport and infrastructure, which was held in Chernivtsi from May 17 to 18. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Viktor Dovhan and the Romanian delegation by the Ministry of Transport’s Secretary of State Maria Magdalena Grigore.

Romania plans to issue transit permits to the train’s customers.

At the meeting, Ukraine and Romania also agreed to increase the total size of the quota for international road transport permits for the period of 2018-2019. Ukrainian carriers will receive an additional 4,500 transit and 1,000 bilateral permits in the near future. The next meeting of the Ukrainian-Romanian Commission for International Transport will be held in Kyiv in July 2018.