Modern electric trains to start trips to Minsk

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2017 12 08

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On 10 December, new electric trains owned by Lithuanian Railways begin making trips along the Vilnius-Minsk route. Passengers will be able to reach the capital of Belarus by more spacious transport vehicles, perfectly suited for business trips.

"Given that Vilnius-Minsk is one of the most popular routes offered by Lithuanian Railways, we have assessed the passenger flows, their habits and potential, and decided to offer more spacious trains, perfectly suitable for business trips. The journey from Vilnius to Minsk takes only 2 hours and 30 minutes. This is probably the quickest way for passengers to reach the capital of Belarus, without having to waste any time at the border, which can take up to 4 hours during peak periods," said CEO of Lithuanian Railways Mantas Bartuška.

The new double-deck trains will be able to carry 296 passengers – twice as many as before. During the entire international trip passengers will be provided with free Wi-Fi, laptop and cell phone charging, and allowed to transport carriages and larger sized luggage using special holders.

Tickets for the trip cost from 15.49 Eur to 28.25 Eur. The modern trains consist of two classes: business and economy. The price of business class tickets includes drinks and snacks, which the passengers on the economy class will be able to order for an additional charge.

Trains from Vilnius to Belarus leave daily at 6.15 a.m. and 3.05 p.m. The Minsk-Vilnius trains leave the capital of Belarus daily at 10.35 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the website: www.traukiniobilietas.lt.

Vilnius-Minsk is one of the most popular routes offered by Lithuanian Railways. Over 200,000 passengers were carried along the route during the first 10 months of this year.