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Ukrainian Railways to Connect Baltic States

Ukrainian Railways ( Ukrzaliznytsya) unveils a new international train route will connect Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, and Lithuania. Due to the launch of the new route, the Baltic States will be connected by a complete rail link, which was terminated in early 2005. The railway connection between Ukraine and the Baltic States was discontinued at the end of the 2000s.

The train will run weekly from September 28, departing from Kyiv at 2.07 p.m. and from Riga at 11.10 a.m. local time. The train will have 10 cars, including 9 coupes and 1 luxury class car. Coupes will be divided into men’s and women’s in some cars. 

Trip time – 19 hours. Ticket price – starting €59.

Ukrzaliznytsya is also reportedly in talks with its Estonian counterpart over the possible extension of the route to the capital of Estonia – the city of Tallinn.