At the start of November, the Chisinau-Bucharest train will start to run again after a pause of 20 months. The route was suspended in March 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moldova’s Railways director Oleg Tofilat has told IPN that two routes a week, on Tuesday and Friday, will be operated initially. Later, depending on the number of passengers, the number of routes can be supplemented. A trip by the Chisinau-Bucharest train lasts for about 13 hours.
Oleg Tofilat said the resumption of the Chisinau-Bucharest train route depends on a number of aspects. “CFR (Romanian Railway Company, e.n.) should confirm the availability of the rail network. We have yet to repair the railcars on time. Some of the parts are likely to come later,” said the director.
He added that they plan to restore the routes to Iasi and Odessa with modernized trains also at the beginning of November.