Ukrainian railways launch special service from Lviv to the Carpathians and popular Bukovel ski resort
Ukrainian national rail company Ukrzaliznytsia on Dec. 25 launched a special service – the Bukovel Express train on the Lviv-Yasinia route – the company’s press service reported on Dec. 25, citing Ukrzaliznytsia Board Chairman Oleksandr Kamyshin.
The train will run until Jan. 16, 2022 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, except for Jan. 1 and 4.
It will take passengers less than an hour to reach Tatariv station (Bukovel). After that, it will take 20 minutes to get to the Bukovel ski resort by shuttle bus.
The train also opens up travel to:
• the Probiy waterfall and Dovbush rocks in the town of Yaremche;
• Mykulychyn, the longest village in Ukraine;
• the viaduct, a railroad stone arch bridge, in the village of Vorokhta;
• the village of Yasinia of Zakarpattia Oblast, from where it is possible to get to the top of Mount Dragobrat, the highest ski resort in the Carpathians.
The train will depart from the city of Lviv at 06:40 and arrive at Yasinia at 12:25.
It will stop at Ivano-Frankivsk, Yaremche, Mykulychyn, Tatariv, Vorokhta, and Yasinia.
The express train is also a convenient service for passengers traveling from the capital city of Kyiv and back by train No. 91/92 on the Kyiv-Lviv route.
Ticket prices vary depending on the day of the week, but on average will cost about UAH 200 ($7) for a second class seat and about UAH 450 ($17) for a first class seat.
This is the fourth rail route Ukrzaliznytsia has launched this year. It will be served by a modern diesel locomotive purchased from a domestic manufacturer.
The train has three carriages with 170 seats and modern interiors and exteriors, the company wrote.
Moreover, the train is adapted for people with reduced mobility.
“These express trains are blazing a trail for a modernization of the regional train fleet, which has not been done for many years,” Ukrzaliznytsia Board Chairman Kamyshin said. “Today’s express train will be convenient for those traveling from Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk to the ski resorts of the Ukrainian Carpathians,” he said.
Earlier, similar express trains were launched on the Odesa-Izmail, Popasna-Kharkiv, Kharkiv-Sumy-Vorozhba-Kharkiv, and the Kolomyia-Kivertsi routes.
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