More connections on regional routes, new trains and a reconstructed track to Mukachevo: These are just some of the changes introduced by state-run passenger carrier ZSSK that came into force on June 9.
Passengers travelling in the Siemens Comfort Viaggio trains will be able to use high-capacity wagons or compartments, wagons for disabled passengers, wagons or compartments for passengers with children younger than 10 years, a quiet zone, an extended baggage transport with the mandatory booking for bicycles, Wi-Fi, electrical sockets, and a children's cinema, ZSSK stated on its website.
Moreover, passengers from Košice will be able to travel to Mukachevo, Ukraine on a reconstructed standard-gauge railway. Unlike the current train to Kiev, they will not have to wait for two-three hours in Chop for the train underframe to be changed from a standard to broad-gauge railway.
Local trains added
As for local connections, ZSSK will add three new trains between Bratislava and Pezinok that will stop in Svätý Jur and Bratislava’s Rača borough. As a result of this change, trains will stop there every 20 minutes in the afternoon.Read also:
Moreover, ZSSK restored the trains between Bánovce nad Ondavou and Veľké Kapušany (both in Košice Region) after six years. A total of four pairs of trains will run between the two places on working days.
Another train will travel between Poprad-Tatry and Muszyna, Poland during the summer season. It is designed mostly for tourists heading to the High Tatras, the Krynica-Zdrój spa town, and to/from Krakow, ZSSK informed.
10. Jun 2019 at 13:31 | Compiled by Spectator staff