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Double-decker trains returns to Ukrainian railways

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

skoda doubledecker trainNew double-decker trains are returning to Ukraine's railways to ease overcrowding on busiest routes.

The Czech Skoda double-decker train, which was withdrawn from service in November 2014 for repair works, will return into service. The train will be temporary included in time schedule – from February 12 to March 25 – for the passenger traffic study.

Train №785 / 786 will depart from Kharkiv on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 6.45 and arrive in Kiev at 14.24. Departure from Kiev – at 15.00, arrival in Kharkiv – in 22.59. The train will make stops in Poltava, Kremenchuk, Burt, Znamianka, Shevchenko station and Myronivka.

A second similar train was withdrawn from service in March 2015, it is planning to complete its repair until May 2016. The first of two double-decker electric trains developed by Skoda Vagonka and bought by Pivdenna railways arrived in Kharkiv in May 2012. The train has six wagons, 636 seats, including 46 first class seats on the second deck.

Source: Ukraine Travel News

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