Border Crossings: Moldova - Ukraine

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All rail routes between this pair of countries are 1520mm gauge.

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(Lipcani -) Criva CFM - Mamalyha UZ (- Chernivtsi)

[D] CFM operates to Mamalyha. The service between Ocnita and Chernivitsi was reported to have been withdrawn by August 2013, so this crossing is now freight only.

(Chernivtsi -) Lipcani CFM - border - border - Medveja CFM (- Larha)

[D] CFM operates all trains. The service between Ocnita and Chernivitsi was reported to have been withdrawn by August 2013 so this crossing is now freight only.

Medveja CFM - Larha UZ

[D] CFM operates to Larha. The service between Ocnita and Chernivitsi was reported to have been withdrawn by August 2013 so this crossing is now freight only.

Ocniţa CFM - Sokyriany (Ukraine) - Larha UZ

[D] CFM operates to Larha.

(Ocniţa -) Vălcineţ CFM - Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyi UZ (- Zhmerynka)

[D] UZ operates to Ocniţa.

(Rybniţa -) Kolbasnaja CFM - Timkove UZ (- Slobidka)

[D] Freight only. CFM operates to Slobidka. Note that this line passes through Transdnistria between Rybniţa and Kolbasnaja.

(Tiraspol -) Novosavickaia CFM - Kuchurhan UZ (- Rozdil’na)

[E] CFM operates to Kuchurhan.

Note that Tiraspol is the "capital" of Transdniestria. The lines from (Ungheni -) Revaca and from (Căinari –) Căuşeni cross into Transdniestria at Tighina/Bender 2 and Tighina/Bender 1 respectively. Moldova does not recognise Tighina/Bender as a border and does not check trains terminating here. A transport blockade was imposed in 2006 but lifted on 1 October 2010. Thus trains 51/52, 65/66 and 641/642 (Odesa - Chişinău) once again run via this route through Transdniestria. Border checks on these trains are carried out at Bulboaca, one station west of Bender 2.

The free Căinari – Căuşeni – Tiraspol – Kuchurhan staff train had ceased running by mid 2011.

(Căinari -) Iserlia CFM - Karabutseny (Ukraine) - 121 km (Ukraine) - Basarabeasca CFM

[D] CFM operates between Căinari and Basarabeasca.

Basarabeasca CFM - Serpneve I UZ (- Berezyne - Artsyz)

[D] Closed to all traffic. There are long-term plans for reopening of the section between Basarabeasca and Berezyne, supported by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

(Basarabeasca - Taraclia -) 208 km CFM - border - Bolhrad (Ukraine) - border - Greceni CFM (- Etulia)

[D] One CFM local train pair runs daily between Basarabeasca and Etulia. This crossing is officially permitted only to local citizens, but normally other European nationals are tolerated. Succesful journeys from Reni to Basarabeasca have been reported.

(Basarabeasca -) Etulia CFM - Frykatsei UZ (- Reni)

[D] Two CFM local train pairs run daily between Etulia and Reni. This crossing is officially permitted only to local citizens, but normally other European nationals are tolerated. Succesful journeys from Reni to Basarabeasca have been reported.

(Galaţi (Romania) -) Giurgiuleşti CFM - Reni UZ

[D] A 1520mm gauge track for freight only runs from the Danube port at Galaţi (Romania) to the transhipment area of Giurgiuleşti (Moldova) and continues to Reni (Ukraine).


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