Sofia-based BDZ PP Class 46 No. 46-221 reaches the top of the long westbound climb into Vakarel station on 1st September 2022. Devoid of any BDZ branding the express-liveried 46-221 has charge of train service IC(06:55) Burgas to Sofia. Added to the rear of the five coach consist are an additional five coaches of the ISTANBUL SOFYA EKSPRESI International sleeper service. This portion of the train is operated by TCDD TASIMACILIK from Istanbul (Halkali) via Kapikule, Svilengrad and Plovdiv, international sleeper services having only recently resumed following a 2 year absence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stephen Ginn       


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