Railways of Belarus, Russia, Germany and Poland will cooperate in cargo traffic. The agreement was signed by heads of railways of the four countries during the Eurotransit 2005 project, which included a demonstration trip of a high-speed freight train via the second international transport corridor Berlin–Warsaw–Minsk–Moscow
It took the train three days to reach Belarus, instead of the usual ten days.
“The project has been quite successful and exceeded our expectations, chairman of Russia’s Railways Vladimir Yakunin said. We managed to make a step towards fastest exchange of cargo documents. The Brest-based railway junction will play one of the key roles in the project. Its electronic data transfer system, which is to service both the customs checkpoint and freight traffic, is being tested now.
One of the main results of the experimental trip of the high-speed train is that we proved that transportation by rail may be much faster than by road. It takes almost five days to transport cargoes from Berlin to Moscow by road.”