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==(Chişinău -) Ungheni CFM - Ungheni Prut CFR (- Iaşi)==
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==<span id="Ugheni"></span>(Chişinău -) Ungheni CFM - Ungheni Prut CFR (- Iaşi)==
[D] The track is dual 1435/1520&nbsp;mm gauge between Ungheni and Socola marshalling yard on the eastern outskirts of Iaşi. CFR operates two daily 1435&nbsp;mm gauge local train pairs between Iaşi and Ungheni. CFM introduced a daily 1520&nbsp;mm gauge train between Chişinău and Socola on 30 September 2015, but as of September 2019 this only operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; see [[Moldova_-_Lines_with_Obscure_or_Sparse_passenger_services#UngheniBG | Obscure Services]] for details. There is also a daily through train between Chişinău and Bucureşti which changes gauge at Ungheni.
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[D] The track is dual 1435/1520&nbsp;mm gauge between Ungheni and Socola marshalling yard on the eastern outskirts of Iaşi. CFR operates two daily 1435&nbsp;mm gauge local train pairs between Iaşi and Ungheni. CFM introduced a daily 1520&nbsp;mm gauge train pair between Chişinău and Socola on 30 September 2015, but as of September 2019 these only operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; see [[Moldova_-_Lines_with_Obscure_or_Sparse_passenger_services#UngheniBG | Obscure Services]] for details.
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There is also a daily through train pair between Chişinău and Bucureşti which changes gauge at Ungheni with complicated shunts involving locomotives of both gauges to/from open air jack gauge changers with passengers remaining on board.
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At both Ungheni and Socola the 1435&nbsp;mm and 1520&nbsp;mm gauge platforms are on opposite sides of the station buildings, with slightly different routes on approach.
  
 
==(Basarabeasca -) Prut-2 CFM - Fălciu CFR (- Bârlad)==
 
==(Basarabeasca -) Prut-2 CFM - Fălciu CFR (- Bârlad)==
[D] The track between Prut-2 and Fălciu was dual 1435/1520 mm gauge. The 1435 mm gauge lines are reported as disused and cut in places, but a service was re-introduced on the 1520 mm gauge line in 2010. No service in the 2011-2012 timetable or the 2012-2013 timetable.  This crossing was previously officially  permitted only to Romanian and Moldovan citizens, but was  reported in 2010  as available to citizens of other countries.
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[D] The track between Prut-2 and Fălciu was dual 1435/1520&nbsp;mm gauge. A service was re-introduced on the 1520&nbsp;mm gauge line in 2010, but this ceased by the 2011-2012 timetable. By September 2019 the tracks of both gauges had been cut at the former junction west of Prut-1, putting the line out of use.
  
==(Reni (Ukraine) -) Giurgiuleşti CFM - Galaţi CFR (- Barboşi)==
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==<span id="Giurgiulesti"></span>Giurgiuleşti CFM - Galaţi CFR==
[D] A 1520mm gauge freight-only line runs from the Danube port at Galaţi (Romania) to the transhipment area of Giurgiuleşti (Moldova) and continues to Reni (Ukraine). The Galaţi - Giurgiuleşti section was converted to dual 1435/1520 mm gauge in 2014, with a gauge changer at Giurgiuleşti, and the first through train (conveying fuel tanks) ran in September 2014.
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[D] A 1520&nbsp;mm gauge freight-only line runs over the border from Giurgiuleşti (Moldova) to a steelworks west of Galaţi (Romania). A 1435&nbsp;mm gauge track was added between Galaţi and Giurgiuleşti in 2014, making the route dual gauge, the traffic being fuel tanks serving a transfer area adjacent to Giurgiuleşti station.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Latest revision as of 14:22, 24 November 2019

(Chişinău -) Ungheni CFM - Ungheni Prut CFR (- Iaşi)

[D] The track is dual 1435/1520 mm gauge between Ungheni and Socola marshalling yard on the eastern outskirts of Iaşi. CFR operates two daily 1435 mm gauge local train pairs between Iaşi and Ungheni. CFM introduced a daily 1520 mm gauge train pair between Chişinău and Socola on 30 September 2015, but as of September 2019 these only operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; see Obscure Services for details.

There is also a daily through train pair between Chişinău and Bucureşti which changes gauge at Ungheni with complicated shunts involving locomotives of both gauges to/from open air jack gauge changers with passengers remaining on board.

At both Ungheni and Socola the 1435 mm and 1520 mm gauge platforms are on opposite sides of the station buildings, with slightly different routes on approach.

(Basarabeasca -) Prut-2 CFM - Fălciu CFR (- Bârlad)

[D] The track between Prut-2 and Fălciu was dual 1435/1520 mm gauge. A service was re-introduced on the 1520 mm gauge line in 2010, but this ceased by the 2011-2012 timetable. By September 2019 the tracks of both gauges had been cut at the former junction west of Prut-1, putting the line out of use.

Giurgiuleşti CFM - Galaţi CFR

[D] A 1520 mm gauge freight-only line runs over the border from Giurgiuleşti (Moldova) to a steelworks west of Galaţi (Romania). A 1435 mm gauge track was added between Galaţi and Giurgiuleşti in 2014, making the route dual gauge, the traffic being fuel tanks serving a transfer area adjacent to Giurgiuleşti station.

See also