Ljubljana, 02 August (STA) - Slovenian and Russian railways have agreed to launch a direct connection between Moscow and Koper next summer. A sleeper car, which will need about 45 hours one way, is expected to ply the 2,500-kilometre route at least once per week, railway operator Slovenske železnice said on Friday.
The timetable is expected to be set in September, with stops in Slovenia including Maribor, Celje and Ljubljana. Russian railways have selected Koper for its destination based on interest of Russian tourists. Koper will thus be joining France's nice, which is already has a direct connection to Moscow, the railway operator said.