The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has launched online sale of tickets for its Intercity+ international train No. 705/706 that operates on the Kyiv-Lviv-Przemysl route. Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Wojciech Balczun announced this on Facebook.
According to him, the first electronic ticket was bought at 10:00 on July 3.
"Tickets to Poland and back can be purchased on the Internet. This ticket does not need to be exchanged at the ticket office. It is sufficient to show it on your smartphone when boarding or print out in advance and go straight to the train," Balczun wrote on his Facebook page.
As reported, the Kyiv-Przemysl route was launched on 23 December 2016. Hyundai trains are operated on the route. Passengers asked the management of Ukrzaliznytsia to launch online sale of tickets for the train immediately after its launch. Balczun promised in December last year that the company would seek a solution to this problem.
As the CFTS reported, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to establish a network of terminals for sale of train tickets at railway stations. "In the coming weeks, we plan to install terminals for sale of tickets at the station in Kyiv. We will consistently install terminals at stations in other cities," Balczun said at a press conference in Kharkiv on May 18.