The State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) has terminated the railway routes to the Crimea at the Novoalekseevka and Kherson train stations in order to ensure transport safety. Trains departing on these routes from 27 December will end their journeys at these stations, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia announced.
The trains No. 11/12 Kiev-Simferopol, No. 28/27 Kiev-Sevastopol, No. 88/87 Kovel-Simferopol, No. 86/85 Lvov-Simferopol, No. 90/144-143/89 Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog-Simferopol, and No. 92/81-82/91 Kremenchug (Poltava), Kharkiv-Simferopol will travel to the Novoalekseevka station.
The trains Kiev 310/309 Odessa-Simferopol and Kiev 132/131 Khmelnitsky-Simferopol will travel to the Kherson station.
In addition, three international trains are being canceled: will No. 40/98-97/39 Simferopol, Kerch-Moscow (canceled from Simferopol, Kerch, and Moscow from 28December);
No. 68/618/668-667/617/67 Sevastopol, Simferopol, Yevpatoriya-Moscow (canceled from Sevastopol, Simferopol, and Yalta from 29 December and from Moscow from 27 December);
No. 100/99 Minsk-Simferopol (with the group of railcars No. 56/55 Sumy, Simferopol; canceled from Minsk and Sumy from 27 December, from Simferopol from 28December).
Passengers who refuse to travel will be refunded in full at the trains’ departure stations. Passengers should apply to railway ticket offices for refunds. In addition, passengers will be able to receive refunds for the distance not traveled by their trains.
A ban on transportation of any cargo by rail between mainland Ukraine and the Crimea was also imposed on 26 December.