Border Crossings: Moldova - Romania

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(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.

(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.

(Reni (Ukraine) -) Giurgiuleşti CFM - Galaţi CFR (- Barboşi)

[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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