Ukrzaliznytsia To Launch Train To Bulgaria On June 15

14 June 2017 14:42

The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) will launch a train between Lviv and Varna (Bulgaria) on June 15, Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Wojciech Balczun has announced on Facebook.

The train to the coastal Bulgarian city of Varna will travel from Lviv through Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi, the CFTS reports. "This should make our citizens’ trips to the beaches of sunny Bulgaria more convenient," Balczun wrote.

As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia is working to launch a direct train on the Kyiv-Vienna route by the end of this year. "The second pair of Hyundai Rotem trains between Kyiv and Przemysl, the route of which will pass through Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, and Ternopil, should begin operating soon. We are currently working to launch a direct Kyiv-Vienna train in December this year,” Balczun said, speaking about Ukrzaliznytsia’s plans in connection with the introduction of visa-free travel between Ukraine and the European Union and the increase in the volume of passenger traffic to the West.

Balczun also said that Ukrzaliznytsia transported 48,400 passengers to the European Union in the fist four months of this year. According to him, this is double number of passengers that was transported in the entire 2015 (23,800 passengers) or six times more than the number in the corresponding period of 2016 (8,600 passengers).