The company “Russian Railways” (RZD) has temporarily cancelled train between the cities of Russia and the Kaliningrad transit through Belarus and Lithuania. This was reported on Sunday, April 5, by the company’s press service.
“Train # 30/29 Kaliningrad–Moscow, departing from Kaliningrad from 06.04.2020, departing from Moscow from 07.04.2020; Train # 80/79 Kaliningrad – Saint Petersburg, departing from Kaliningrad from 07.04.2020, departing from Saint Petersburg from 09.04.2020,” the statement reads.
The train, which will depart on April 5 from Moscow to Kaliningrad, will already change its schedule.
Unused travel documents for canceled trains can be returned without charging additional fees and charges within six months after the cancellation, Russian Railways said.
In addition, as noted in the company, for a refund, you will need to contact any railway ticket office in the territory of the state where the ticket was purchased.
Earlier that day, the day of the Belarusian railway has informed that Belarus has fully suspended railway communication with Russia. In particular, the last few trains that have been running between Minsk, Moscow and Saint Petersburg since mid-March have been canceled.
A few days ago, Russian Railways announced the cancellation of long-distance trains, including Peregrines. At the same time, Russian Railways stressed that if the situation improves and demand increases, the route network will be fully restored and, if necessary, increased. At the same time, the company presented statistics on the reduction of traffic and passenger traffic in March.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began in late December last year in Wuhan, China. As of April 5, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Russia has reached 5389.