The passengers on an Intercity+ train performing the first trip on the Kyiv-Przemysl route underwent border and customs control while the train was on the move. This was announced by the Ukrainian parliamentary transport committee’s head Yaroslav Dubnevych.

"As promised, border and customs control is taking place while the train is on the move. Railcars are being checked meticulously," Dubnevych wrote on his Facebook page.

Dubnevych and the head of the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia), Wojciech Balczun, and the Lviv regional council’s head Oleksandr Hanuschin traveled on the train from Lviv to Przemysl on Friday, 23 December. The train left Lviv at 12:17 on Friday, and it was expected to arrive in Przemysl at 13:25 (14:25, Kyiv time).

"A special unit of the State Border Service has been created to operate on this route. We expect up to 20 border guards to work on this route, depending on the number of tickets sold. Our customs officers and border guards will travel on the train to process documents. In Poland, these functions will be performed by their Polish counterparts," said Ruslan Krasnoportko, the acting chief of staff of the western regional division of the Ukrainian State Border Service, the publication reports. 

According to the publication, 80 tickets were sold for the first trip to Przemysl.

As the CFTS portal earlier reported, the prices of tickets from Kyiv to Przemysl are approximately UAH 574 (first class) and UAH 406 (second class) and the prices of tickets from Lviv to Przemysl are UAH 235 and UAH 172, respectively. Ticket prices may vary depending on the hryvnia exchange rate to the euro.

Online sale of tickets for the high-speed train from Kyiv to Poland has not yet begun. However, Ukrzaliznytsia has already begun working with representatives of PKP Informatyka (Poland) on introduction of electronic travel documents on this route.