New train route links Romania and Moldova: shorter journey removes symbolic barrier

September 30, 2015 1:29 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Officials say a new train will connect Romania to Moldova, shortening the journey by an hour and also removing a symbolic barrier between the neighbors.

Transportation ministries said the first train departed Wednesday from Moldova's capital, Chisinau, and arrived in the northeastern Romanian city of Iasi three hours later.

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