Moscow – St. Petersburg Railway

Russia’s Oldest and Most Popular Railway

Moscow to St. Petersburg is mostly a double-track railway (except for some legs) with a length of 649.7 km (403.7 miles). The line belongs to October ("Oktyabrskaya" Railway), the oldest railway in Russia, and it connects Moskovsky Railway Station in St. Petersburg with Leningradsky Railway Station in Moscow.

This was the first double-track railway and the first railway line built in the Russian Empire. Once built, this was world's largest double-track railway. 1524 mm track gauge adopted during the construction became standard for Russian Railways (hence it is now known as the Russian gauge). Moscow – St. Petersburg line is also Russia's first high-speed line. In December 2009 high-speed trains "Sapsan" started operating on the route. The trains were produced by Siemens Transportation Systems and their maximum speed is 250 km/h (155 mph)

Browse this section to learn about Moscow - St. Petersburg trains and railway stations in Moscow and St. Petersburg.