Ukraine To Launch ‘Train Of Five Capitals’

09 June 2017 17:35

The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) may launch a passenger “train of five capitals,” which will connect Ukraine with the Baltic States. Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced this at a briefing, which focused on the readiness of Ukraine's infrastructure for introduction of a visa-free travel between the country and the European Union, on Tuesday, 6 June.

The route of the new train will connect the capitals of five countries (Kyiv, Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn). The new train may be extended to Odesa in the future. The minister did not announce the date of the train's launch, the CFTS correspondent reports.

Earlier, the minister announced the beginning of construction of a European-style highway that should connect the major port cities of Odesa (Ukraine) and Gdansk (Poland).

As reported earlier, Ukraine also intends to launch a train between Uzhhorod and Kosice (Slovakia).

In addition, negotiations on launch of a railway link between Mukacheve and Budapest are underway.

Ukraine and Bulgaria are also discussing the launch of a Kyiv-Sofia train.