The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) resumed operation of some Intercity and Intercity+ high-speed trains on June 1, after a 2.5-month break.
Ukrzaliznytsia announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
The first such train to resume operation was the train No. 712K on the Kyiv-Kostiantynivka route, which departed from the Central Railway Station in Kyiv at 06:12 on June 1.
In total, seven pairs of high-speed trains were scheduled to operate on the route on June 1.
“There will be maximum sanitization in accordance with all the rules. Temperature screening and masks are mandatory. For safety, we are asking passengers to restrict their movement between cars. Regarding food, we follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health – sale of food in trains is currently forbidden. At night, conductors can only offer water in bottles. I ask passengers to pay attention to this," Ukrzaliznytsia’s acting head Ivan Yuryk said.
As the CFTS portal previously reported, Ukrzaliznytsia began selling tickets for Intercity trains on May 26. Ticket offices resumed operation a day later.
In addition, suburban trains were scheduled to resume operation in 10 regions of Ukraine on June 1.