The new train BDZ timetable – passenger transport EOOD goes into effect this Sunday, December 12th, the company said.
Most regions of the country keep the current timetable and to improve service, convenient inter-train connections are offered with options between multiple settlements. The number of high-speed trains in some directions is also increasing, which will significantly improve the connection to the railways transport between north and south Bulgaria.
When preparing the new transport The Bulgarian State Railways / BDZ / coordinates the traffic of high-speed and passenger trains with the regional and local municipal administrations every year.
The draft timetable was published for public discussion in September so that BDZ customers can find out about the company’s intentions for the train Plan for the next year and have enough time to respond with reasoned suggestions to the freight forwarder and the relevant regional and local authorities. This is done to the transport Service to the people, so that most of the changes in the train Schedule is in line with the proposals they have received. Another part of the changes relates to legitimate requests from regular customers, and the third – to increase the profitability of transportation and the efficient use of available rolling stock.
In the next year this will be in the contract with the state to provide public transport Services are increasing. Passengers are carried on a total of 576 trains, including: 84 high-speed trains, four of which are only in the summer season, 122 passenger trains and 370 S-Bahn trains, some only on certain days of the week or at certain times of the year.
With the new timetable coming into force, traffic will see a direct high-speed train Gorna Oryahovitsa – Plovdiv – Gorna Oryahovitsa, which will travel through Tsareva Livada and Karlovo with convenient connections to Gabrovo and Hissar with direct connections to Kazanlak, Kalofer and the resorts of Pavel Banya and Banya. Seasonal night trains run between Sofia and Burgas via the Sub-Balkan Railway, and between Gorna Oryahovitsa and Burgas with direct coaches from Sofia, Pleven and Ruse with a connection in Mezdra for passengers from Vidin and Vratsa – to Burgas and vice versa. Lent for those traveling from Sofia to Pleven train will be made available in place of the evening passenger at an appropriate time train in this direction, which means that the distance is covered in less time.
The new timetable also provides for the traffic of 16 international high-speed trains – two of which will only run during the summer season and, due to the anti-epidemic measures introduced, do not cross the borders with Greece, Turkey and Serbia.
Daily train traffic between Bulgaria and Romania is maintained in the morning thanks to the international connection in the direction of Sofia-Bucharest train Sofia – Varna by direct car to Ruse and in the afternoon train Ruse – Sofia with a connection at Ruse train station to and from Bucharest. The other option for international connections between Bulgaria and Romania is in the direction of Sofia – Craiova, which takes place in the morning at Vidin station train Sofia – Vidin.
The development of the new timetable, the transport Scheme, and the periods of train The transport depends on the volume and structure of the transports as well as the technical possibilities and the capacity of the rolling stock and the railway infrastructure.
The timetable also takes into account the planned major repairs to the rail infrastructure in order to minimize route adjustments and train Timetables when they start.
Detailed information about the new train BDZ customers can obtain timetables from the employees at the “Information” counters and ticket sales points in all railway offices and stations in the country, from the regional information hotline (+359) 02/931 11 11 or from the electronic signpost on the company’s official website: www.bdz.bg