Euro 2012

Polish and Ukrainian railway transport for Euro 2012

Polish and Ukrainian railways will co-operate during the Euro 2012 tournament. Beside them, Russian and Belarus railroads signed an agreement.
Actually, there are 4 regular international routes between Poland and Ukraine:
– Kiev – Berlin – Kiev,
– Kiev – Warsaw – Kiev,
– Wroclaw – Przemysl – Lvov,
– Przemysl – Lvov – Przemysl.
Co-operation is difficult because there are two different types of railway gauges between Poland and former Soviet Union countries. It is necessity of changing trains, changing carriages (coaches for broad-gauge carriages) or use SUW 2000 system (carriages with an automatic wheel track switch).
International railway transport between Poland and Ukraine works on two railway crossing borders. One on the south in Przemysl-Medyka on the route Wroclaw – Cracov – Lvov.
Second, on the northern Polish-Ukrainian border at Dorohusk / Jagodin near Chelm on the route Berlin – Warsaw – Kiev.
Specially for Euro 2012 tournament, 18 additional trains will be running between Poland and Ukraine.
Moreover, Polish PKP Intercity railway company offer easy traveling across Poland by special program Polish Pass. One electronic card allow supporters to move within the realms of public transportation in Poland (public and intercity transportation – both railway and airway). Beside that it will be possible to encode a hotel reservation and basic health insurance.
You can find connections in Poland on: www.intercity.pl but it’s impossible to book an international ticket via internet. If you are from Germany it would be easy because Polish and German railways co-operate themselves. You should go to your local railway ticket office
and buy ticket there.
In Ukraine, UZ railroad company have created a high-speed passenger corridor Lvov-Kiev-Poltava-Kharkiv-Donetsk and launched the modern railway connections between Euro 2012 co-host cities, which greatly reduce travel time between major championship cities.
More informations about railroad break-down-broad-gauge-points and transloading services you will find on Transpol Terminal website offering transloading services between Poland and Ukraine.

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