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Belarus is crossed by the main Trans-European Transport Corridors, identified by International Classification as II (West-East) and IX (North-South), with branching Corridor IX b.
The Transport Corridor IX connecting Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, crosses the territory of Belarus from the Nord to the South bypassing the major industrial centers such as Vitebsk, Mogilyov, Gomel.
Belarusian section of IX transport corridor on the main direction of Ezerische—Vitebsk—Gomel—Teriuha has the length of 489 kilometers. The Branch IX b Gudogay—Molodechno—Minsk—Zhlobin has the length of 372 kilometers
The II Pan-European Transport Corridor Berlin—Warsaw—Minsk—Moscow—Nizhny Novgorod connecting Germany, Poland, Belarus and Russia reece, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, the Ukraine, Finland, the branch IXB on the territory of Lithuania has access to Baltic ports.
The Corridor section (Krasnoye (Russia)/Osinovka (Belarus)-Brest) is of double track within the Belarusian railway, electrified at alternating current and has a length of 611 kilometers. In conjunction with the Trans-Siberian Railroad it forms the shortest and the most economically optimal land route for transporting freights between Europe—China—Europe.
The operational length of the Corridor along Belarus is 611 km. Permitted speed: freight trains — 80-90 km/h, the passenger — 140 km/h