Ukrzaliznytsia To Launch Chernivtsi-Suceava Train

22 June 2017 10:35

The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) plans to launch a train between Chernivtsi and Suceava (Romania), with passengers transferring from a Ukrainian train to a Romanian train or vice versa at the Vadul-Siret station. Ukrzaliznytsia’s head Wojciech Balczun announced this in an interview with the Ukrinform news agency, the CFTS reports.

"We are working intensively on the idea of a Chernivtsi-Suceava train, with transfers at the Vadul-Siret station," Balczun said.

Vadul-Siret is a train station near the state border in the Chernivtsi region. Transfers at this station are necessitated by the need to change from the 1520-millimeter gauge to the 1435-millimeter gauge.

Two trains currently link Ukraine and Romania: one operated by the Romanian company CFR Călători (the Vadul-Siret-Suceava, Vadul-Siret-Bucharest train) and a direct railcar by Ukrzaliznytsia (Kyiv-Bucharest).