Ukrainian Railways intend to launch train of "five capitals" until late May

Source : 112 Ukraine

Representatives of Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia discussed the possibility of extending the route of the "four capitals" to Tallinn
22:47, 1 February 2019

Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) company intends to carry out the first run of the Kyiv-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn train until the end of May 2019. It is reported by the press service of the company.

It is noted that representatives of the railways of Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia discussed the possibility of extending the route of the "four capitals" train (Kyiv - Minsk - Vilnius - Riga) to Tallinn.

"At one time, the Estonian side, considering its participation in the project, took the time to analyze the economic component of the project, in particular its profitability. For our part, we can report that over the time of the course this train has already transported almost 5 thousand passengers, and its fullness is almost 60%, which clearly demonstrates the attractiveness of the new project ", said the head of the Ukrzaliznytsia Board Yevgen Kravtsov.

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According to him, representatives of the railways, involved in the international train passes, have reached the final stage of negotiations.

"We have all the technical capabilities to continue the route to Tallinn ... We hope that this train will make the first run along such an extended route in the spring," said Kravtsov.

It is reported that the continuation of the train line to Tallinn will be useful to customers, including Ukrainian passengers who travel, in particular, to the Scandinavian countries. "In the future, it will have passengers who are planning to travel by the high-speed rail line Rail Baltica, which is currently under construction," Ukrzaliznytsia reported.

We recall, the train of the "four capitals" (No. 31/32, Kyiv - Minsk - Vilnius - Riga) began to run on September 28, 2018.

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