The Russian trains that go around Ukraine will no longer be admitted at the ferry



2014/08/09 • Crimea

“Moscow-Simferopol” paralyzed the already problematic strait of Kerch

Kyiv, August 9 – The recently launched Russian train that tied Moscow and Simferopol will no longer be transported through the Kerch Strait.

The issue is that the train, which Russian Railways specifically launched to circumvent continental Ukraine, makes the already difficult situation with the ferry even more complicated.

Deputy Minister for Transport of Russia Viktor Olerskiy said: “Up until now we have observed a big flow of holidaymakers headed to Crimea; we are having difficulties dealing with all of them, and an even more complicated situation is predicted within the coming days in the opposite direction. Therefore, taking the complexity of the situation into account, it is important to use railway ferries for passenger transportation and reexamine the logistics of delivering the passenger trains “Simferopol-Moscow” and “Moscow-Simferopol,” which have two railway ferries assigned to them.”

Long lines for the ferry were observed even before the launch of this train, but now, because of train, embarking [on the ferry] takes 30 hours.

Therefore, the Russian Transport Ministry decided to force passengers to disembark with their personal belongings and transport them through the strait of Kerch on the regular passenger ferry. Another train will await them on the other side. The carriages themselves will not go over the strait, and the ferries that had previously been transporting them before will be turned over for passenger transportation.

Source: NR

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina, edited by Andrew Kinder

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  • Milton Devonair

    Well, it’s probably safer that way due to the russian and chechen apes in Eastern Ukraine that have been blowing up railroad bridges…..

    • True_finn

      hmmm, maybe you just need left truckloads vodka and bananas near border to take care of them?

      • Milton Devonair

        lmao… true. Getting a visual of a bunch of drunken apes trying to peel a banana, only to pass out….face down.

  • Donald Casavant

    Longer and tougher the journey the fewer the tourists in Crimea! The fewer the tourists the less money the hotel owners make and the less taxes that get sent to Russia. I don’t know but it sounds good to me!!

  • LorCanada

    Hope it rains during their vacation time.