Border Crossings: Moldova - Ukraine

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

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

[D] The local service between Ocniţa and Chernivtsi was withdrawn by August 2013, and an overnight train Chernivtsi <=> Kyiv only ran during summer 2014. The only remaining passenger service in September 2019 is a daily train pair between Chernivtsi and Sokyriany operated by Ukrainian Railways.

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

[D] The local service between Ocniţa and Chernivtsi was withdrawn by August 2013, and an overnight train Chernivtsi <=> Kyiv only ran during summer 2014. The only remaining passenger service in September 2019 is a daily train pair between Chernivtsi and Sokyriany operated by Ukrainian Railways.

Medveja CFM - Larha UZ

[D] The local service between Ocniţa and Chernivtsi was withdrawn by August 2013, and an overnight train Chernivtsi <=> Kyiv only ran during summer 2014. The only remaining passenger service in September 2019 is a daily train pair between Chernivtsi and Sokyriany operated by Ukrainian Railways.

Ocniţa CFM - Sokyriany (Ukraine) - Larha UZ

[D] Freight only. Since the passenger service over this route ceased in 2014, the method of operation is not known.

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

[D] UZ operates to Ocniţa, although Moldovan border formalities are performed at Vălcineţ.

(Rîbnița -) Cobasna CFM - Tymkove UZ (- Slobidka)

[D] Freight only. The method of operation is not known. Note that this line passes through Transnistria between Rîbnița and Cobasna/Tymkove.

(Tiraspol -) Novosavitskaia CFM - Kuchurhan UZ (- Rozdina)

[D] CFM operates to Kuchurhan.

Note that Tiraspol is the "capital" of Transnistria; passport checks and the police registration are carried out here at the station, and not in the train.

The CFM lines from (Chişinău -) Revaca and from (Căinari –) Căuşeni cross into Transnistria at Tighina/Bender-2 and Tighina/Bender-1 respectively. Moldova does not recognise Tighina/Bender as a border. Border checks on trains running through Transnistria from Moldova to Ukraine are carried out on the train.

Owing to disagreements between Moldova and Transnistria, local trains between Chişinău and Bender now use the new station of Bender-3, just on the Moldovan side of the de-facto border. Passengers to and from the town of Bender must travel on foot via the official road crossing.

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

[D] CFM operates throughout between Căinari and Basarabeasca. Two local train pairs run daily between Basarabeasca and Zloți.

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

[D] Closed to all traffic in 1997 and lifted in 1999. An agreement to reopen the line between Basarabeasca and Berezyne was signed in October 2015. The work was to be done in 2017 but has been postponed owing to lack of funding. This would have enabled traffic between the two countries to avoid passing through the breakaway territory of Transnistria.

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

[D] Freight only. Operated by CFM.

(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.

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

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

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