“Bulgarian State Railways" EAD will launch further additional trains and coaches for the summer season

With a view to the improvement of passenger transport services, as of 15th June 2007 “Bulgarian State Railways" EAD will launch additional trains and coaches along some routes to the seaside port of Bourgas.

Two additional night trains will operate between Sofia and Bourgas with the following schedule:
• Fast train № 8687 from Sofia via Plovdiv to Bourgas – the train will depart from Sofia at 23:00 and will arrive in Bourgas at 06:58;
• Fast train № 8686 from Bourgas via Plovdiv to Sofia – the train will depart from Bourgas at 22:35 and will arrive in Sofia at 06:28.

There will be additional coaches for the passengers along the route Plovdiv – Bourgas – Plovdiv. These additional coaches will be attached to the composition of the express train № 8605 “Rhodopi", which departs at 06:50 from Plovdiv to Varna, as well as to the composition of the express train № 8602 “Slanchev bryag", which departs at 15:30 from Bourgas to Sofia.

The railway carrier will provide an additional couchette coach to Bourgas, with which the customers from South-Eastern Bulgarian (Petrich, Sandanski, Blagoevgrad, Dupnitsa and Pernik) will travel directly to and from Bourgas. The additional couchette coach will depart from Petrich at 16:43 и and will arrive in Bourgas at 06:58. In the back direction the coach will depart from Bourgas at 22:35 and will arrive in Petrich at 12:17. Passengers from South-Eastern Bulgaria, who will make use of this direct connection, can make reservations for couchette berth in the back direction when they buy their original tickets. Furthermore, the customers of “Bulgarian State Railways" EAD along this route have a 20 % discount from the regular passenger fare, because the routes from South-Eastern Bulgaria to Bourgas and back are among the routes for which the railway carrier introduced special return tickets as of 1st June.

The additional trains and coaches, launched by “Bulgarian State Railways" EAD for the summer season, will operate till 30th September.

The customers of “Bulgarian State Railways"EAD can acquire additional information from the “Information" and ticket desks at the railway stations and agencies in the country.

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As of 1st June 2007 the railway carrier introduced 20% discount from the regular passenger fares for journeys along 15 additional routes to Varna and Bourgas. These seasonal special return fares will be valid till 30th September 2007.

Again as of 1st June “Bulgarian State Railways" EAD launched the first two additional trains for the summer season, which operate along the route Pleven – Bourgas – Pleven.

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