Metrans’ new container train route from China to Slovakia through Ukraine is considered more competitive than the existing routes via Belarus and Poland.
The train is a little more popular with foreigners than Ukrainians.
The first train, which will begin regular operations from Kosice in June, has arrived in Mukacheve.
Ukrzaliznytsia has a preliminary agreement with the Slovak side.
Population centers on the Ukrainian border in Slovakia and Hungary have been flooded with abandoned foreign-registered vehicles.
Infrastructure Minister Omelian believes that Mukacheve can become a major railway hub because of the existence of a European-gauge track in the city.
Slovakian flag will allow UDP to enter the market of cargo transportation from/to the port of Constanta.
The new corridor will run by the mixed gauge railway Halmeu/Dyakovo - Chop/Cierna nad Tisou.
The new train will run on Uzhhorod - Kosice broad-gauge line.
A train to Hungary is expected to be launched in 2017.
The operator will launch an additional bus service on the Mukacheve-Uzhhorod-Kosice route on December 11
The flights will be operated twice a week
To launch flights between Uzhhorod and Kosice, it is necessary to simplify border crossing procedures.
Turkish Airlines has operated its first scheduled flight from Istanbul to the Kosice Airport (Slovakia), which is located 90 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.
The Polish airline, LOT, has performed its first flight from Warsaw to an airport in Kosice (Slovakia), which is located 90 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.