Kerch Strait ferry line

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Satellite image of Kerch Strait. Left side is Crimea (green dot represents Kerch). Right side is Taman Peninsula, Russia (red dot represents Chushka Spit.)

The Kerch Strait ferry line (Russian: Ке́рченская паро́мная перепра́ва (also, переправа «Крым — Кавказ»), Ukrainian: Керченська поромна переправа) is the ferry connection across the Strait of Kerch in Russia that connects the Crimean Peninsula and Krasnodar Krai.

The ferry runs across the narrowest part of the strait (about 5 km) between Port Krym (harbour Crimea) by the city of Kerch and Port Kavkaz (harbour Caucasus) on the Chushka Spit. It carries passengers, automotive and railroad transport. The ferry is on the European route E97 and connects its parts, А290 (formerly M25) and М-17 highways.

The ferry line was established in 1953. From 1993 to 2004 railroad transportation was suspended due to replacement of aged train-ferries.[1]

Since dissolution of the Soviet Union, it was administered jointly by Russia and Ukraine. Since the 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, participation of government of Ukraine in administration of the company cannot be confirmed.

In June 2015, the ferry operator considered a daily passenger count of 11,000 normal.[2]

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References

  1. ^ "Железнодорожные паромы в бывшем СССР (Rail ferries in the former USSR)" (in Russian). Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.c-inform.info/news/id/24379

Coordinates: 45°21′12″N 36°39′01″E / 45.3532°N 36.6504°E / 45.3532; 36.6504

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