Klewan – Orshiv railway line

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Klewan – Orshiv
Green Mile Tunnel with train.jpg
Route length: 4 km
Gauge : 1520 mm ( Russian gauge )
Route - straight ahead
from Kovel
Station, station
0 Klewan (Клевань)
to Kozyatyn
Service / freight station - end of line
4th Orshiv (Оржів)
Green love tunnel

The Klewan – Orschiw railway is a four-kilometer, single-track , non- electrified railway line in Ukraine . It is only used in freight transport.

Geographical location

The branch line branches off the main line Kovel – Kosjatyn in Klevan station in an easterly direction. It leads through a wooded swamp area. The adjacent forest has overgrown the route so that it appears to lead through a green tunnel .


The line was built in 1870 to provide a railway connection for the woodworking industry in Orshiv .

When photographer Serhii Delidon used the tunnel as a backdrop for wedding photos in 2009, the motif soon became very popular and made a career for itself on the Internet. Other photographers followed the “discoverer” and in 2014 Fujifilm used the location for a commercial . Other film teams followed, the “Green Love Tunnel” received cult status and was even recreated in China . In the USA and in the UK are Murals sold with the subject. The railway line is a popular destination.


The route also serves the woodworking industry, including the transport of pressboard , and a repair workshop for the Ukrainian armed forces for heavy equipment. Freight trains run several times a day.


Web links

Commons : Tunnel of Love  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Roth, p. 38.
  2. Roth, p. 39.
  3. Roth, p. 40.
  4. Roth, p. 40.

Coordinates: 50 ° 45 ′ 3 ″  N , 26 ° 2 ′ 46 ″  E