Train To Minsk Airport May Be Re-Launched

Train connecting Belarusian capital with the national airport Minsk may start running again, likely in 2019 or 2020.

The train question popped up at the meeting between Belarus president and Minsk mayor.

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The conductor waiting for the departure of the first train to Minsk airport, November 2014.

Alexander Lukashenko mentioned the connection between the capital and the country’s main air hub as he listened to the report of the Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Anatoly Sivak, The Village Belarus reports.

Reliable transport links between the capital and the airport are vital as not all passengers can get there by car, Lukashenko said.

“The plan was to run an electric train. It is necessary to put this idea to life this or next year,” said the president.

The sides also talked about the construction of a second runway in the National Airport Minsk. Its commissioning is planned for April-May of this year.

The Village Belarus recalls that the trains from Minsk to the national airport were running from November 2014 to April 2017.

They were diesel trains that had to make a stop at Smolevichi town, located some 40 km away from the capital, because of the peculiarity of the routes. A trip by train thus took 70 minutes, and at the airport, passengers had to change to a shuttle bus.

Trains to Minsk airport were canceled due to the start of construction of the second runway.

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