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Ukraine: Railways

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL516, tabled on 25 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to support the government of Ukraine to replace railway track with an UIC 1.435mm gauge track to the Polish border, to enable trains to travel to and from Poland and other EU member states without having to replace bogies.

Answered on

9 June 2022

We are urgently working with the UN, the G7 and the international community to explore the best solutions to extract the 25 million tons of grain currently stuck in Ukraine. We continue to work with the Ukrainians and other international partners to find ways to resume the export of grain from Ukraine and to the countries that desperately need it. Network Rail has recently assisted the Ukrainian rail authorities with a gift of surplus road vehicles and rail engineering tools, which can be used to repair damaged rail infrastructure.