EUROPE: PKP Cargo’s Cargotor held an investor consultation event in late February to outline four options for modernisation of the Małaszewicze transhipment terminal near the border with Belarus. The meeting was attended by local authorities, terminal operators and railway companies.
The modernisation of the transhipment terminal, co-financed from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility, aims to increase capacity. It will be undertaken alongside projects being carried out by rail infrastructure manager PKP PLK, such as a new bridge over the River Bug and track modernisation.
Separately, Belarusian national railway BC has announced that the border crossing between Vysoka-Lіtousk and Czeremcha is to reopen in late 2019 to relieve pressure on the main railway border crossing, between Brest and Terespol. The Vysoka-Lіtousk crossing has been closed since December 2011.
BC also plans to carry out upgrades on the Svislach–Siemianówka and Bruzgi–Kuźnica border crossings.