The Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company has completed the reconstruction of the Kamysh-Zoria-Volnovakha railway line, which connects Mariupol with the rest of Ukraine.

"…The reconstruction of the infrastructure on the Kamysh-Zoria-Volnovakha railway stretch has been completed; even slightly earlier than planned," Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Wojciech Balczun announced on his Facebook page.

According to him, the ceremonial opening of the railway line will be held on Wednesday, 9 November. The senior management of Ukrzaliznytsia will be represented by the company’s board members Ireneusz Wasilewski and Remigiusz Paszkiewicz. "They will assess how efficiently more than UAH 66 million in Ukrzaliznytsia funds that the board allocated for the project this summer were spent," said Balczun.

The reconstruction of the railway stretch has increased its capacity 1.5-fold to 23 pairs of freight and 4 passenger trains per day.

"The whole project was implemented with Ukrzaliznytsia’s funds, manpower, and equipment, although we gratefully accepted help from shippers of certain materials," said Balczun.

As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia decided to increase the capacity of the Mariupol railway in August this year. The Kamysh-Zoria-Volnovakha line became the only line linking Mariupol with the rest of Ukrzaliznytsia’s network due to damage to infrastructure caused by fighting, as a result of which transport volumes increased rapidly and the issue of expanding the line arose quickly.