New Train to Donbas
Ukraine's rail service, Ukrzaliznitsa, is launching a new train line connecting Kharkiv with the town of Pokrovsk
On Jan. 18, Ukraine’s national rail company, Ukrzaliznytsia will launch a new line with railway service to Donbas.
The rail line will link the town of Pokrovsk, which is near Donetsk, with Kharkiv.
“Ukrzaliznytsia continues to expand the railway service between Donbas and other regions in the country. From January 18, train No. 205/206 between Pokrovsk and Kharkiv is to be launched. It will run on Fridays and Sundays,” Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service said.
The train will depart from Pokrovsk at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Kharkiv at 2:49 p.m. local time. It will depart from Kharkiv at 4:35 p.m. and arrive in Pokrovsk at 10:01 p.m.
The train will run with stops at Mykolaivka-Donets, Bohuslavsky, Pavlohrad-1, Lozova, Krasnopavlivka and Lykhachove stations.
“The schedule of the train is designed so that passengers, who will arrive in Kharkiv, can transfer to trains running to other regions of Ukraine. Particularly, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Kherson, Novo-Oleksiyivka in Kherson region, and other cities and towns,” Ukrzaliznytsia CEO Yevhen Kravtsov said.
The train is meant to expand the connection between eastern and western Ukraine.