Dozens of volunteers are active at Curtici Railway Station, where the number of refugees going out of the country has increased a lot in recent days. Trains carrying Ukrainian people have additional wagons, where border police allow volunteers to enter in order to give the passengers food, water and hygiene products.
Curtici is the only place in Arad County which has a railway crossing point, and the influx of passengers has increased due to the refugee wave transiting Romania on their way to Western countries.
A spokesman for Arad Border Police, Andrei Dinca, has said that more than 1,000 Ukrainians got out of the country in the last 24 hours, through the Curtici railway crossing point. Trains leaving Curtici are bound for Budapest, as those heading for Vienna have been diverted through Bihor, due to rail infrastructure work in Hungarian territory.
RADIO ROMANIA TIMISOARA – March 8
Translated by Mădălina Brotăcel