Russian Railways (RZD) is intending to simplify border control procedures on train No. 1/2 on the Kyiv-Moscow route at the request of Ukrainian State Railways Administration Ukrzaliznytsia.
"All border crossing and customs procedures in train No. 1 on the Moscow-Kyiv route will start in wagons and the platform of Kyivsky station in Moscow one hour before departure. All of the procedures in train No. 2 on the Kyiv-Moscow route will be performed en route from the Lesnoy Gorodok station starting from 0619 to the Moscow station," according to a press release of Ukrzaliznytsia.
According to the report, corresponding changes have been included in the train traffic schedule.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia declared its readiness by the end of 2011 to cancel the nighttime customs and border controls in trains running between Kyiv and Moscow.
In particular, it is planned to carry out passport and customs controls at Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky station when boarding the train instead of at border stations, where the procedures are usually carried out at night, which is inconvenient for passengers.