The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in 2021 plans to start work on a project for the implementation in Ukraine of a high-speed railway network of the European format with a width of 1435 mm.
“These are four sections with a total length of almost 2 thousand kilometers of railway track. The first section is Kiev-Lviv and the border, 896 km, and we are already starting to build and prepare one of these stages this year, "said Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krykliy during the Ukraine 30. Infrastructure All-Ukrainian Forum on Monday. </P >
South Korean Engineering Corporation Hyundai will allocate $ 2 million in grant funds for the development of a pre-feasibility study for the construction of a high-speed rail network.
Within the framework of the project for the construction of a new railway in Ukraine, it is also planned to purchase 39 high-speed trains.
As reported, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in 2021 will begin work on the construction of a Euro-track in Ukraine; Ukraine's integration into European railway networks is planned by 2025.
Earlier in the Ministry of Infrastructure promised to start construction of the Euro track in 2020 to the station Mostyskaya in Lviv. However, nothing was built.
The width of 1435 mm is the so-called Stephenson track. Named after the English engineer John Stephenson, the inventor of the steam locomotive. Today, more than 60% of the world's railways have the Stephenson gauge. It is also called "European " and "international " track. Importantly, this standard is dominant in Europe, USA and China.