To further upgrade rail freight and passenger traffic between Poland and Ukraine,

a consortium of German, Italian and Ukrainian engineers will study electrifying and restoring 63 km of pre-war European gauge tracks between Kovel and Yahodyn, on the Polish border. Funded partly by the European Investment Bank, the feasibility study could lead to a €40 million construction project. Separately, PKP PLK, which manages Poland’s rail infrastructure, plans to modernize Poland’s rail approach to Yahodyn. Kovel, northwest Ukraine’s rail hub, has six lines radiating outward. This month, work starts on electrifying a second