The first passengers' train will process on Crimean Bridge on December 8, 2019, as TASS reported citing so-called “Head” of Directorate of Passengers Service of “Crimean Railways” Vladimir Reznichenko.
“The date is defined. There is no doubt but full understanding that on December 8, the first train will come to Crimea. Usually, the sale of the tickets opens in 45 days before the trip but we have the agreement that the tickets will be sold in 90 days before December 8,” Reznichenko said.
The tickets in Crimea will be sold at 22 places: all main railway stations and regional stations as well as in Yalta and Sudak.
11 pairs of the passengers' train, mostly from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kislovodsk, will pass the bridge through Kerch Strait to Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yevpatoria and Feodosia. The double-decker bus with 14 drawing rooms and sleeping cars, 882 possible passengers, will ride between Moscow and Simferopol
As it was reported earlier, President of Russia Vladimir Putin has opened a vehicle part of the bridge over the Kerch Strait that connects the annexed Crimea and Russia's Krasnodar Krai. Putin at the wheel of Kamaz headed the convoy of the vehicles and cargo equipment that made the first trip over the bridge. The automobile traffic over the bridge was opened prematurely at 5:30 am, on May 16 (Moscow time).
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered to sue Russia for the ecological damage brought by the construction of the bridge over Kerch strait in occupied Crimea.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch expressed confidence that the ongoing construction of the bridge over Kerch Strait could vastly interfere with Ukraine’s transport connection with international markets.