Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2024 All Rights Reserved

Deutsche Bahn trains between Sofia and Bourgas in operation

3
German Ambassador Irene Maria Plank and the Minister of Transport and Communications Georgi Gvozdeykov.
Photo: BTA

Minister of Transport and Communications Georgi Gvozdeykov and German Ambassador Irene Maria Plank presented the modernised second-hand German carriages acquired by Bulgarian Railways (BDZ), reports BGNES. 

They will put into operation on Saturday, June 22. The 19 cars will be used on the Sofia-Burgas-Sofia route during the summer season and will run daily. The first train will leave this Saturday. The composition will be made up of four air-conditioned salon-type carriages and one carriage for the transport of persons with reduced mobility, which will travel permanently as part of the train composition.

The new train will cover the distance between the capital and the port city in 5 hours and 55 minutes and will be the fastest train on the line, according to the current capacity of the line. Until now, the journey from Sofia to Bourgas by direct train took between 5.50 and 7.50 hours.



Последвайте ни и в Google News Showcase, за да научите най-важното от деня!
Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

Gallery

More from category

Bulgarians lead the Balkans in time spent driving, study shows

Bulgarians drive more than their Balkan neighbours, averaging more than 21 000 km per year, according to a survey by CarVertical , reported by BGNES. They are closely followed by the Serbs, who drive an average of 20,028 kilometres per year, and the..

published on 7/24/24 9:04 AM

Another cool front and summer storms from the northwest

Wednesday will be sunny until noon, when clouds will move in from the northwest, bringing short, intense showers and thunderstorms. The risk of hail remains high. Lows will be between 17 and 22°C, 17°C in Sofia. Highs will be in the 30-35°C range, 30°C..

published on 7/23/24 7:05 PM

The first girls' bagpipe group in Bulgaria was created in Aksakovo

In the town of Aksakovo, in the region of Varna, Bulgaria's first all-female bagpipe group was created. This was announced by Nikola Georgiev, head of the "Trakia" bagpipe school. The girls debuted with a video clip on the Internet with a..

published on 7/23/24 6:02 PM