Public rail company Ukrzaliznytsia will increase the number of international rail ticket offices due to the growth of passenger numbers on international routes to EU countries, according to acting Board Chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov, Interfax reports. The expansion of the international rail ticket office chain will start from the regional branch of Donetsk Railways.
“The number of international railway ticket offices will be expanded in 2018. We start with Donetsk Railways. Instead of Donetsk and Luhansk, we will open these ticket offices in Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Sloviansk, Pokrovska, Rubizhne and Lysychansk. Ukrzaliznytsia now offers the opportunity to travel to seven EU countries,” Yevhen Kravtsov said.
In 2017, 5.5 times more passengers were transported on Ukraine-EU routes than in 2016. In January-November 2017, 205,000 passengers traveled by train abroad.
“In the passenger trains schedule for 2017/2018 we have expanded the network of routes to the EU countries. Passengers can travel to Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria, and to the Czech Republic with a transfer at Kosice station to train No. 240 Kosice-Prague. We work with colleagues from foreign railways to create the possibility of selling tickets online for international trains. Now we are working out normative and technical issues,” Yevhen Kravtsov explained.