Germany & Austria to offer free train travelling services for Ukrainian refugees


In Germany, all of the refugees of Ukraine travelling to Germany and Austria can have a ride free of cost on the long-haul trains.

As per the information provided by the transport authorities of both the nations, on 27 February, Sunday, Deutsche Bahn, the railway’s company has declared that they are teaming with railways in Poland to place additional special carriages as well as trains fro help out the individuals of Ukraine and if they come in huge number so it would be easy to carry them all.

Moreover, the company mentioned on Twitter stated, “As of now, refugees with Ukrainian passports or identity cards can use all long-distance trains from Poland to Germany free of cost. We want to make it more relaxing for refugees to continue their journey from the border and within Germany.”

The company mentioned they are in close contact with the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, federal and state authorities, as well as its partner railways not only in nearby Poland but also in the Austria and Czech Republic.

On a daily basis, the six of the Eurocity long-haul trains from Poland towards Germany goes regularly, and they all pass by the Frankfurt/Oder cross-border.

The starting points of the long-distance trains are in Warsaw, Gdansk, Przemysl ( the border to Ukraine)/Krakow, Vienna/Wroclaw.

Along with this, the government of Germany has mentioned that are agreed to help the people of Ukraine and want to provide massive assistance to the nations that share the border with Ukraine, mainly Poland.

In addition, on Sunday, the Transport Minister of Austria named Leonore Gewessler mentioned she had completed an agreement with the OeBB public railway company for the Ukrainians to use the trains free of cost (without a ticket).

She also shared a Tweet that says, “Ukrainians who are fleeing from war can use OeBB trains in Austria without a ticket,” she tweeted. “In times like this, it is our responsibility to help fast and unbureaucratically. And this is what we are doing.”

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