The new international train N 013/014 Moscow - Berlin will make its first run on December, 17th from Kursky Station in Moscow. First departure from Berlin is scheduled on December, 18th.
It is the first passenger train to be equipped with a wheel system automatically adjusting to European gauge. It helps to cut the travel time on Moscow - Berlin route from 24 hours 49 minutes to 20 hours 14 minutes and Berlin - Moscow from 25 hours 59 minutes to 20 hours 35 minutes.
The train departs twice a week: on Saturday and Sunday from Moscow and on Sunday and Monday from Berlin. It goes through Smolensk, Orsha, Minsk, Brest, Terespol, Warsaw, Poznan, Rzepin and Frankfurt (Oder).
The carriages are manufactured by Patentes Talgo S.L. (Spain).
Each train has 20 Carriages:
5 second class carriages with cabins for 4 passengers;
4 first class carriages with cabins for 2 people;
5 VIP carriages with cabins for 2 people equipped with private shower and WC and also cabins for disabled passengers and those who accompany them;
2 carriages with first class seats;
2 service carriages on each end of the train.
Electronic registration is available for all stations no later than 1 hours prior to departure from Moscow/Berlin.