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What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

by schmechi Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 2:51 AM

I'll visit Ukraine during EC 2012. A crucial puzzle piece of my journey is the night train from Kiev to Lviv (and retour). In the forefield I managed to find out its schedule and it is supposed that there are several trains, for example #169 departing at 16:55, # 97 departing at 21:56, # 91 departing at 22:15 and # 07 departing at 23:58.

After managing all other problems (overpriced hotels, UEFA ticket sale, booking flights) I wanted to reserve the night train via http://www.e-kvytok.com.ua (btw: Offering an online ticket-reservation-system only in ukrainian language is an imposition in the forefield of an international mega event like the Euro 2012). But unfortunately the above mentioned train connections disappeared. Also www.poezda.net and www.oebb.com does not show any night connections any more... So what happened? Another stumbling block for football fans?

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by taurean_traveller Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    A mystery!!
    The only thing I can possibly think of is that they are re-scheduling their summer timetables
    I have done a search even for August and nothing so I don't think it's deliberately done against football followers!

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by r13 Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    It seems there is some computer problem or Ukrainian rail did not upload new summer schedules to the international databases. When looking up at www.oebb.at there are many trains in May search results, but just one connection in July search. Or it might be, that summer schedules are not finalised and oficially not available yet.

    Hovever some trains seem to be discontinued after May 26th (for example #91).
    You can try to figure it out here:
    uz.gov.ua/passengers/timetab...

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  • Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by Mary_Mary Online Now Apr 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    As far as I can see there is at least one night train 91K, in truth there is a list of them here http://poezda.uz.ua/poizd/p6239. Hope it will help.

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by spus Online Now May 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    There is new timetable valid from 27/05 from KYIV-PAS. to L'VIV :

    uz.gov.ua/en/passengers/time...

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by schmechi Online Now May 23, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Problem already solved... I got my reservation number and booked through the old Ukrainian homepage. I hope, I'll get my tickets with the registration code, as mentioned on the print-out...

    BTW: I was informed there is already a new homepage, which is also in English. This site was launched a few days ago.

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by spus Online Now May 23, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    From the end of May many trains schedules will be canceled.
    So, if You take a ticket on canceled train (with ukrainian system it's probably :)) it might be a proplem. Which train you chosen?!

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by schmechi Online Now May 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    007KA Kiev-Lviv
    143OA Lviv-Kiev

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by spus Online Now May 24, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    It's OK,
    new shedule include your trains :)

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    Re: What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?

    by schmechi Online Now May 24, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    I double-checked it too... everything is fine... ;)

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