The new VIP lounge is part of a major programme by Belarusian Railways to improve its services for passengers; similar rest zones are planned for every Belarusian railway station.
The Head of Minsk-Passazhirsky Station, Alexander Drozhzha, explains that 30 SV international carriages travel through Minsk station daily, arriving from foreign destinations. Now, those with SV tickets can enter a VIP lounge at Minsk’s railway station, staying for up to three hours free of charge. The lounge offers wireless Internet access, computer log on stations, reference information, a bar, semi-private booths and a musical corner. Staff will be on hand to book hotels, theatre and concert tickets, or tickets for onward travel through Belarus and the CIS.
The lounge will also be open to other passengers for a fixed fee.