Ukraine will be built a new railway tunnel Beskidzka

UNN. In the Carpathians, will soon begin construction of a new rail tunnel Beskidzka, so that will increase the capacity of the railway for the transport of goods in transit to Western and Central Europe. UNN this to the press service of the Ukrainian Railways.

Beskidzka tunnel was built in 1886 and has already exhausted its service life. Because of the deformation processing and destruction of drainage system in a groundwater fall and winter moisture turns to ice, threatening traffic safety. Trains pass through the tunnel with a minimum speed, in addition, one-way tunnel limited capacity of the international transport corridor.

In addition, the presently existing Beskidzka odnokoleynnm tunnel is the only site on the entire length of the V International Crete transport corridor that runs through Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia (Trieste-Ljubljana-Budapest-Bratislava-Uzhgorod-Lviv). This is an obstacle to the integration of the transport network of our country with the European and the full use of the transit potential of Ukraine.

Ukrzaliznytsia in recent years carried out extensive work on the modernization of infrastructure: increasing the number of double-track sections, signed new ways and turnouts, higher permissible speed, electrification done in many ways, but without the construction of a new double-track tunnel Beskidzka transit cargo can go around Ukraine – Poland and Belarus. Moreover, the development of international transport corridors is one of the priority areas identified by the government of our country.

In order to increase the transit potential of Ukraine according to the Law of Ukraine “On approval of the Comprehensive Program of Ukraine as a transit country” and cast to the relevant technical requirements of Crete V International transport corridor, to ensure traffic safety at the strategic direction Kyiv – Lviv – Chop the expense of the EBRD loan based new double track railway tunnel Beskidzka. On the approaches to the tunnel, since last year, Lviv Railways carries preparations. Construction will begin in the near future.

Reference: Beskidzka tunnel located on the direction of future development of post Moscow – Vienna 1520 mm in 1637-1638 miles of driving Beskids – Skotarskoe Lviv railway. Single-track tunnel is located on the Beskidy electrified double-track section.

To implement the construction of a new rail tunnel Beskidzka August 31, 2004 under the government guarantee a loan agreement between the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Guarantee Agreement was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 1 December 2006, and January 15, 2007, entered into force.

In 2011, a contract a contract for the design and construction of the tunnel with the Construction Association “Interbudmontazh” / Ukraine, which is defined on the basis of international competitive bidding. According to the contract value of the work is 102.7 million euros.

Design and preparatory works started in 2011. Capital investment plan for 2012 provides for design and construction work on the specified object to the amount of 353 495 thousand UAH., Including through the EBRD loan – 252,228 th.

Source : UNN

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