Bulgaria’s state railways BDZ started selling tickets for the entire winter festive season on December 16.
As a matter of policy, BDZ only sells tickets for up to five days in advance, but usually eases such restrictions for longer holiday spells – most notably during the winter holiday season. Starting December 16 and only for a limited time, BDZ passengers can buy tickets for up to 20 days in advance.
BDZ said that it would provide additional seating capacity over the holidays, another traditional policy during the winter festive season, but did not say how big of an increase it would be. Additional carts are expected to be added to trains travelling on the most popular routes, advising travellers to enquire about available space at train stations in the country, the company said.
Last year, BDZ said it would put 14 700 extra seats on the 175 trains that would run on the busiest routes in the country.
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