Ukraine Launches High-Speed Train to Poland

by Anna Gayduk
Friday, November 12, 2021
2 MIN

The project of the route “Kyiv-Warsaw” was developed by the infrastructure ministries of the two countries

This information became public during the morning show Breakfast with 1 + 1.

The train will travel at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour and cover a distance of more than three hours. Now the process of project development is underway. The ministries hope that they will be able to present it at the beginning of next year.

In addition, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to expand the routes of Intercity + trains to more than ten regions by 2024. Among the new directions are Uzhgorod, Chernivtsi, Lutsk, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kropyvnytskyi, Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Kherson.

From November 2, 2021, Ukrzaliznytsia and the Hungarian State Railway resumed the running of passenger train No. 33/34 Mukachevo - Budapest, passing through Chop and Zahony. The train will depart daily from Mukachevo at 12:30 and arrive in Budapest at 18:37. From Budapest, the train will depart at 7:23 and arrive in Mukachevo at 15:30.

According to the head of the passenger direction of Ukrzaliznytsia, Oleksandr Pertsovskiy, the company is restoring international traffic, and starting from October 10, it will launch a new Intercity train between Kyiv and Przemysl, which will depart twice a day. 

It is worth remembering that the deputy prime minister and minister for the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov said that they plan to launch new Intercity trains between Kyiv and Mariupol. For this reason, two new railway lines will be built. According to the minister, in the future, the government plans to deal with the problem of electrifying the future railway between Mariupol and Pokrovsk, after which construction will begin. The minister said that the new railway line will become high-speed and suitable for Intercity trains, and the Ministry of infrastructure will be responsible for the construction and implementation of the project.

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