Information published on 25 August 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 461.

Belarus: Belarusian Railways develop new passenger route from Minsk to Warsaw via Grodno

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Belarusian Railways aim to make travel by rail within Belarus and abroad more attractive for passengers.

To this end, the company is cooperating with Polish railway companies to develop a new route between Minsk – Grodno – Bialystok – Malkinia – Warsaw with a change at Grodno station. The route will be opened in December. The existing route from Grodno – Bialystok – Malkinia will be extended as far as Warsaw.

The train will depart Grodno to Poland at 07:06 and will arrive Warsaw at 11:29, passing through Bialystok at 08:02 and Malkinia at 09:40.

The passengers travelling by interregional trains 631, 609, 623 and 634 which connect Grodno with Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk, will be able to change to the train to Poland at Grodno station.

The return journey will also be convenient. The train will depart Warsaw at 06:26 and will arrive Grodno at 14:20. Thus, travellers may choose to travel to Minsk at 15:25, or to Moscow, Vitebsk and Mogilev at 17:18, or to Saint-Petersburg, Baranovichi and Gomel.

According to the Polish party, modern rolling stock will operate on the Grodno – Warsaw route.

A fixed ticket price for the trains travelling on this route will no doubt give it a competitive edge in comparison with other means of transport.

The project is expected to make railway transport more attractive for passengers and tourists.

(Source: Belarusian Railways)