A hotly anticipated direct rail link connecting Boryspil International Airport and downtown Kyiv will enter service by the end of November according to Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan. The city shuttle service was due to launch in early December, but Omelyan commented 22 October that the project was both ahead of schedule and under budget, with expenses so far totaling less than UAH 600 million, significantly less than the projected initial cost of UAH 800 million.
The rail link will make the Ukrainian capital city considerably more accessible for international travelers. Kyiv certainly needs the extra capacity as the city is currently experiencing rapid expansion of flight services and the arrival of European budget carriers. The launch of an express rail connection between the country’s main airport and downtown Kyiv will significantly reduce congestion and improve access. The service will run from Kyiv's Central Station to Boryspil International Airport with an estimated journey time of 35 minutes.