As of Sunday, a passenger train connects Sofia, Vidin and Budapest through Danube Bridge 2 (between Vidin in Bulgaria and Calafat in Romania), Vidin’s regional administration said, quoted by Bulgarian News Agency. The new schedule took effect on December 14 2014.
With the entry into force of the new schedule, two international passenger trains will be launched between Sofia and Budapest, which will travel through Romania over Danube Bridge 2, the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) said in a press release.
The train to the Hungarian capital will depart from Sofia Central Station at 11.55 am and arrives in Budapest at 8.15 am the next day, passing through Romanian train stations Craiova, Timisoara North, Arad, Curtici .
The international trains’ composition will include one sitting, one sleeper and one couchette coach. Additional coaches will be added on Bulgarian territory for those travelling between Sofia and Vidin, the BDZ specified. The first international train through Danube Bridge 2 was launched on May 10, 2014 to connect Vidin and Craiova.