MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. Passenger and freight train traffic across the Crimean Bridge proceeds on schedule, Russia’s Transport Ministry reported on Sunday.
"Currently, the railway traffic of long-distance passenger and freight trains across the Crimean Bridge proceeds under the statutory schedule," the statement says.
Suburban train traffic across the Crimean Bridge will be restored at 7 p.m. on Sunday, the ministry said.
A truck exploded on the Crimean Bridge on Saturday morning, causing several fuel tanks of a train to catch fire. Three people were killed in the blast. Two spans of the bridge’s roadway to the peninsula collapsed but a lane leading from Crimea to the Krasnodar Region reportedly remained intact. The Russian government set up a commission led by Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin to probe into the incident. The railway traffic across the Crimean Bridge has been restored. Also, automobile traffic has been partially restored.