According to rynek-kolejowy website, start of regular railway connections from Rzeszów and Sanok to Medzilaborce is planned for the summer. The Marshal Office of Subcarpathian region is preparing to resume railway connections through the Łupków Pass. As for today, discussions are carried out within entry into service Polish rolling stock on the Slovak side.
After several years of break, passenger trains return for the borderline part Łupków-Medzilaborce, from there you can change for another train and go inside Slovakia. The Slovak Trains announced a few days ago a schedule of holiday connections by the route that will connect the Subcarpathian Voivodeship and the Presov Region.
International connections are to be realized on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 July until 3 September 2017. A train from Rzeszów shall arrive in Medzilaborce around 10:30 AM. From Medzilaborce, where you can for example visit the Andy Warhol Museum, you can go by another train to the Rusyn town of Humenne and there you may look for historical traces from the period when in the XVIII Rusyns, Slovaks, Hungarians and the Polish lived there. Train from Medzilaborce back to Rzeszów shall set off a few minutes before 6PM.
The connection Sanok-Medzilaborce is planned only for Saturdays during the summer season. Activation of international connections aims to broaden the current offer that work in the summer season on the road to Łupków. After initial decisions, on the Polish part of the route the price for the ride will be established according to the voivodeship’s tariffe, not the tariffe of the Regional Transits (although the connections will be realized by the Transits). The Łupków-Medzilaborce part will cost around 1€.
Last year two promotion rides were realized from Rzeszów to Medzilaborce, on the 27 August and 24 September. They drew so much interest that already at the beginning of the route there were no sits available, then also the standing sits were lacking. On that day, all the passengers could visit the Museum of Andy Warhol in Medzilaborce free of charge. Additionally, various concerts and performances took place in the local amphitheatre.