Electronic queue for buses launched on Ukrainian-Polish border
An electronic queue, or eCherha (eQueue), has been launched in a test mode for regular bus services at the Dorohusk-Jagodzin checkpoint between Ukraine and Poland, the Ukrainian reconstruction agency said.
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Starting 1 August, regular buses will be able to cross the border through Dorohusk-Jagodzin only after registering in an electronic queue.
Unlike online queues for trucks, the service for buses will not offer a time of arrival at the checkpoint during the test period — that is, drivers will only need to register in the system and arrive at the checkpoint at the time specified by the bus route.
The trial period will allow all technical aspects to be worked out before the large-scale introduction of the service at other checkpoints.
"The queues of passenger buses in front of the checkpoints should disappear after all the processes are set up. Bus transportation will be carried out only in accordance with eCherha," Serhii Derkach, deputy minister of communities, territories and infrastructure was quoted as saying.
Registration in the eCherha system for buses is possible only on the website echerha.gov.ua from 31 July. To book a place in the queue, click ‘Join the Queue’ and select ‘Bus’, fill in all the necessary fields, and confirm the entry.
The Ukrainian infrastructure ministry announced the introduction of an electronic queue at the border back in October 2022, starting with trucks.
It helped significantly reduce the waiting time at the border with the EU countries.