The Kosice-Mukachevo train has carried out its first test ride.
“It was a test ride. We plan to launch the regular passenger service, as promised, already in June. It will take four hours to get from the Ukrainian railway station to Slovakia. The route is: Kosice – Cierna nad Tisou – Chop – Mukachevo,” Yevhen Kravtsov, the Chairman of the Board of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsya” (Ukrainian Railways) posted on Facebook.
According to the Ukrzaliznytsia press service, the passenger rail bus of the Slovak railway company ZSSK, which carried out a test ride on the standard European gauge of 1,435 mm, arrived in Mukachevo from the Slovak Republic at 14:00.
During the test ride, a working meeting of Ukrainian and Slovak railway employees took place. The parties discussed the technical parameters of infrastructure and rolling stock and also agreed on the organizational aspects related to the launch of regular international passenger traffic between Ukrainian Mukachevo and Slovak Kosice in summer. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)