President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman took part in the launch of Kyiv Boryspil Express high-speed train communication, which connects Kyiv-Passazhyrsky Station with D-Terminal of Boryspil International Airport, the largest airport in the country.
The President and the Head of Government drove along the route at the opening of the railway spur. Already today, everyone can buy tickets for express and utilize the high-speed communication services.
"We have implemented the railway branch project with the Boryspil in a record period of nine months. This is another infrastructure project that provides a new quality of services for the citizens. We build roads, develop railroad connection, treat with high responsibility the infrastructure development", the Head of Government stressed.
It should be noted that the traveling from the Kyiv Boryspil Express from the Central Station to Boryspil Airport takes approximately 35 minutes. At peak hours, trains will run every 30 minutes. One can also buy a ticket directly at the train station in the electronic terminal using a bank card.
In February 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine supported the project for the construction of a high-speed railway line to Boryspil developed by PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia.
In May, the Head of Government met with the leadership of Ukrzaliznytsia and set a clear demand to timely complete the project, notably, in December 2018. As of today, all the activities necessary to launch the project have been completed.
According to the construction project, the line is laid from the Kyiv-Passazhyrsky railway station through the Vydubychi station to Terminal D of the Boryspil Airport. The estimate traveling time is 35 minutes.
The rolling stock includes 11 PESA 620M railbuses for 91 passengers and 2 PESA 630M railbuses for 192 passengers.
It is expected that the launch of high-speed commmunication will significantly simplify the way to the airport from the city and backwards as well as reduce the traffic on key city highways.