The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has decided to launch a train on the Uzhhorod-Lysychansk route, which will become one of the longest routes in the history of the company. Ukrzaliznytsia’s acting board chairman Yevhen Kravtsov announced this at a press conference, the CFTS correspondent reports.

"One of the new trains is Uzhhorod-Lysychansk. The distance is 1,664 kilometers, one of the longest routes that Ukrzaliznytsia has ever offered. The train will connect 10 regions of Ukraine from the west to the east," Kravtsov said.

According to Ukrzaliznytsia’s booking system, the first trip on this route will be performed on Sunday, December 10. The train No. 045L will depart from Uzhhorod at 19:50 and arrive in Lysychansk at 04:25. On the return journey, the train No. 046D will depart from Lysychansk at 06:25 and arrive in Uzhhorod at 14:25. The train will cover the entire distance in 32-32.5 hours.

The company recently announced that it was preparing to launch trains on a number of other routes, including Ivano-Frankivsk – Kostiantynivka, Odesa – Lysychansk, Odesa – Kharkiv, Kyiv – Solotvyno, Chernihiv – Ivano-Frankivsk, and Odesa – Rakhiv. All these trains should be launched this year.