Ukrzaliznytsia halts raiways services to Crimea from December 27

From December 27, 2014 services to Crimea terminate at stations in Novooleksiyivka and Kherson.

The measure is designed to ensure the safety of railway traffic.

Kyiv-Simferopol train No. 11-12, Kyiv-Sevastopol train No. 28-27, Kovel-Simferopol train No. 88/87, Lviv-Simferopol train No. 86/85, Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvy Rih-Simferopol trains No. 90/144-143/89, and Kremenchuk (Poltava), Kharkiv-Simferopol train No. 92/81-82/92 will terminate at Novooleksiyivka station

The following trains will terminate at Kherson station: Odesa-Simferopol No. 310/209 and Khmelnytsky-Simferopol No. 132/131.

Moreover, Ukrzaliznytsia cancelled three international trains: No. 40/98-97/39 linking Simferopol, Kerch and Moscow (from December 28), No. 68/618/668-667/6617/67 linking Sevastopol, Simferopol, Yevpatoria and Moscow (from December 29 from Sevastopol, Simferopol, Yevpatoria and from December 27 from Moscow); and No. 100/99 linking Minsk and Simferopol, specifically carriages No. 56/55 between Sumy and Simferopol (from December 27 from Minsk and Sumy and from December 28 from Simferopol).

Conventions banning the transportation of cargo by rail between mainland Ukraine and Crimea came into effect on December 26, 2014.