Kiev airport rail link given go ahead by the Prime Minister

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Boripyl Airport Express Route 2

UKRAINE: The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has announced its support of the construction of an high speed rail line linking Boryspil International Airport.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman stressed that there is a growing demand for air transport service but no convenient access by public transport to and from country's biggest airport.

"Boryspil Airport serves 7-8 million passengers annually but there is no convenient way to get travel between the airport and Kiev. This is why a technical solution was found to solve this problem in a short time and should be implemented by the end of the year," the Prime Minister said.

According to the Minister, the construction for the 3.5km rail spur to connect the airport should start by June and be ready for passenger services by the end of the year. The coordination of the project will be carried out by the Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Kustion.

The new airport rail service will run from Kiev Passenger station, via two intermediate stations to Boryspil Airport Terminal D. Journey time from the city centre to the airport will be 35 minutes. PESA will supply the rolling stock able to carry at least 2.67 million passengers a year.

The project will cost between $22 to 30$ million.

Boripyl Airport Express Route 1