The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) is preparing five Pesa rail buses for transportation of passengers on the route between Kyiv and the Boryspil airport. According to Ukrzaliznytsia’s acting Board Chairman Yevhen Kravtsov, the rail buses are practically ready and it only remains to repaint them and equip their interiors, the CFTS portal reports.
"Five buses produced by Pesa Bydgoszcz SA were recently put in order. It remains to paint them and equip their interiors of their cabins. We plan to equip each rail bus with up to 90 seats," Kravtsov wrote on his Facebook page.
According to Kravtsov, the rail buses will depart for the airport from the platform No. 14 of the Central Railway Station.
The first rail buses will begin operating on the route this year, Kravtsov wrote
As the CFTS portal reported, the rail buses will cover the distance between the train station and the Boryspil airport in approximately 40 minutes, making stops at the Vydubichi and Darnytsia train stations on the way.
Ukrzaliznytsia announced in May that only two Pesa buses would be operated on this route.
Meanwhile, the airport's General Director Pavlo Riabikin recently predicted that demand for rail transport between Kyiv and the airport would be good and that it might even be necessary to operate double-decker trains on the rote in the future.