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Old February 24th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Baron Hirsch View Post
Wow, that is news. So my long description about how to get to Halkali can go to the garbage. TCDD in the news video admit that they did not have time to properly prepare an advertisement campaign for this, so I guess the bus service comes as an afterthought too. Only a few weeks ago I asked at the counter in Sirkeci Station and the official there did not even believe that reinistating this train on 1 April would work out. Now they have stepped up the pace, opened up the connection in the absolute dead season for travelers and still got 20 passengers on the first night just through social media. There is a huge number of travelers and commuters between Bulgaria and Turkey and they include cities like Edirne and Plovdiv where flying is not an option, so a good quality affordable train on this route definitely has a chance.
Well, the problem is of course that this train arrives in Plovdiv and Erdine at inconvenient times. For Plovdiv, it might work as it arrives at 23:15. But form Erdine... few passengers willing to get on at 03:00 in the night. Hopefully in a couple of years there will be daytime trains too.
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Old July 5th, 2017, 12:49 PM   #83
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international ? ( MISC | International Night Trains )

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Last night we took the Astra TransCarpatic night train in Romania. Well equipped sleeping, couchette and first class seating wagons for a bargain price.
Our 1st class luxe compartment had a toilet and private shower, and a door connects it to the other compartment. A bottle of water, sandwich and coffee for breakfast are included. Very reasonable priced with online booking. PDF is send by email and accepted. The train can drive 200 km/h and is ready for international journeys. During the summer the Arad - Bucharest journey is extended until Constanta at the Black Sea.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 07:35 PM   #85
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A direct sleeping car service between Vienna and Kiev has been introduced with the recent timetable change on 2017-12-10.
A sleeping car of UZ (Ukrainian Railways) is now operating on this route. It is attached to different trains en-route:

Kiev - Lviv - Kiev: IC-train 749-750 Kiev - Ivano-Frankivsk - Kiev
Lviv - Chop - Lviv: train 145-146 Lviv - Chop - Lviv
Chop - Zahony - Chop: train 32510-32519 Chop - Zahony - Chop (just a few km over the border)
Zahony - Vienna - Zahonby: EC-train 140-147 Zahony - Wien - Zahony

At Chop the boogie-changing procedure takes place. The sleeping car runs on 1520mm-gauge boogies between Kyiv and Chop and on 1435mm-gauge boogies between Chop and Vienna.

Timetable eastbound:

Timetable westbound:

Departure board at Kiev station:

Sleeping car Kiev - Vienna attached to IC 749 Kiev - Ivano-Frankivsk on the 1st day of operation:

Inside the sleeping car:

On the way between Kiev and Lviv - between these cities the train runs nonstop: 572 km in 5h43min

In the evening - shunting in Lviv:

Shunting in Lviv - the sleeping car is beeing attached to train no. 145 Lviv - Chop:

Lviv station:

Next morning in Budapest:

The waggons for EC 140 Zahony - Vienna are provided by ZSSK (Slovakian Railways) and are operated in combination with another new direct train service Vienna - Kosice - Vienna:

Breakfast in the Slovakian train restraunat between Budapest and Vienna....

Arriving from Kiev at Vienna main station (Wien Hbf):

Some days later - Ukrainian sleeping car ready for departure at Wien Hbf:

At the moment tickets can be only bought at train stations, but it's planned to implement online sales.
Tickets from Kiev to Vienna are available from ~80 EUR (1 bed in a 3-bed-compartment).

Ukrainian TV-report about the new route:

EC 147 Wien - Zahony with sleeping car to Kiev leaving Hegyeshalom:


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