Estonia’s railway operator EVR has confirmed an interest in joining the Four Capitals train service linking Kyiv with Minsk, Vilnius and Riga. The weekly service, which was launched on 28 September 2018, has already proven popular and carried over 2,100 passengers during its eight initial trips.
Officials in Estonia now hope to expand the railway service to include Tallinn, with talks on the extension of the route set to take place in mid-December. The service is part of Ukrainian efforts to expand rail links to EU countries as Kyiv refocuses on closer ties with Ukraine’s European Union neighbors.
The past few years have seen the launch of a number of new services to Poland, with additional rail connections to Berlin and Budapest expected in 2019.