The 5.20 from Kyiv: restored suburban rail offers hope as clean-up intensifies
Commuter towns notorious for Russian atrocities, such as Irpin, Bucha and Borodianka, are slowly picking up the pieces
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The Southwestern rail service trundling back and forth between Kyiv and Borodianka, a small town 35 miles north of the Ukrainian capital, has played a number of roles in recent years.
Before 24 February, when Vladimir Putin launched his war, it was a busy commuter route for those who worked in Kyiv but preferred the price and pace of suburbia, bringing people to and from sleepy satellite towns such as Irpin, Bucha and Vorzel.Continue reading…