The Belarusian railways are testing a new train that will connect Minsk and Pinsk, Belarus’ 10th largest city and the capital of Palessie.
4 hours instead of 6.5.
Test drives of a new train are underway, local media report.
The maximum speed of the train is 140 km/h; it will ride through Luninets, Lyakhovichi, Gantsevichi, and Baranovichi.
Railway workers said the route might start working in about two weeks. It will be running on Fridays, weekends and holidays.
The price of the ride hasn’t been named yet, but it is expected to be cheaper than a trip by a minibus, which costs 14 Belarusian rubles one-way.
At present, the journey between Minsk and Pinsk takes 6.5 hours by train and 3.5 hours by minibus. Pinsk is Belarus’ 10th largest city with a population of over 130,000 people.