Kyiv Boryspil Express

The Kyiv Boryspil Express is an airport rail link in Ukraine between Boryspil International Airport and Kyiv, opened in November 2018. It is operated by Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine's state-owned rail operator.

Kyiv Boryspil Express
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DPKr-3 at Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi Railway Station
Main route(s)KyivBoryspil Airport
Other route(s)None
Fleet size5 Pesa 620M, 1 DPKr3
Stations called at4
Parent companyUkrainian Railways
Other
Websitekbp.aero/en/kiev-boryspol-express

HistoryEdit

Departure from Boryspil Airport Station

Initially, the project was implemented by the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects of Ukraine. Financing was provided by Eximbank of China. PricewaterhouseCoopers has developed a business plan for the implementation of the national Air Express project. In 2017, the project was stalled after a string of scandals.[citation needed]

On 16 February 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allocated funds for the implementation of the project and the works commenced in May. According to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman, the overall cost of the railroad project is 580,000,000.[1] This does not include the price of the rolling stock, only its refurbishment. The Pesa SA rail buses used had previously operated local rural routes in Ukraine.

At the end of November 2018, all necessary construction works were performed. Parts of the platform of track 14 at Pasazhyrskyi station were heightened to provide easy access to the trains and a new Boryspil Airport station was built some 200 meters north of the airport's Terminal D. The Kyiv-Boryspil Express officially launched on 30 November 2018.[2]

ServiceEdit

Trains depart/arrive at the 14th track and run every hour (non-peak) or every 30 minutes (peak). Journey time one way is 30–40 minutes.[3]

Tickets cost 80 and can be purchased at cash desks at both stations, or at self-service terminals installed in Kyiv station concourse. Contactless card payment on-board is also possible.

StationsEdit

Kyiv Boryspil Express
 
Kyiv-Pasazhyrskiy          
 
 
 
Vydubychi      
 
 
 
Darnytsia  
 
 
 
  Boryspil Airport
Station Image Time Interchange
Kyiv-Pasazhyrskiy   0 mins Vokzalna Metro Station (  Sviatoshynsko–Brovarska line)
Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi railway station
Vydubychi   10 mins Vydubychi Metro Station (  Syretsko–Pecherska line)
Vydubychi Intercity Bus Station
Darnytsia   20 mins
Boryspil-Aeroport   40 mins Kyiv Boryspil Airport Terminal D

Rolling stockEdit

Class Type Top speed Carriages Number Routes operated
 mph   km/h 
Pesa 620M Railbus 75 120 1 5[4] KyivBoryspil Airport
DPKr3 Diesel multiple unit 87 140 1 1 KyivBoryspil Airport

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Кабінет Міністрів України - Експрес до "Борисполя" будується з випередженням графіка, економія коштів по роботах склала вже 120 млн грн, – Прем'єр-міністр". www.kmu.gov.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ "Kyiv Boryspil Express відправився у перший рейс". Інформаційне агентство Українські Національні Новини (УНН). Всі онлайн новини дня в Україні за сьогодні - найсвіжіші, останні, головні. (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. ^ "Ukrzaliznytsia launches express train from Kyiv to Boryspil airport". Kyiv Post. 2018-11-30. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  4. ^ "Швидкісний експрес Київ-Пасажирський – Бориспіль-аеропорт наразі курсує в штатному режимі :: Актуальна тема :: Прес-центр :: Офіційний веб-сайт Укрзалізниці". www.uz.gov.ua. Retrieved 2018-12-27.

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