It is the longest in Poland broad-gauge line (track gauge- 1520 mm) intended for the transport of goods It links the Polish - Ukrainian crossing border Hrubieszów / Izow with Silesia and ends in Sławków in Dąbrowski Basin (Zagłębie Dąbrowskie) (25 km from Katowice). Its length amounts almost 400 km. The line has a specific regional coverage (runs through 5 provinces: Lubelskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Małopolskie i Silesia). The LHS line is for the sole usage of its administrator - PKP LHS sp. z o.o. with its headquarters in Zamość.