OJSC RZD decided to launch additional evening trains "Lastochka" between St. Petersburg and Pskov. The passangers have been requesting the company to ease the connection between these cities. Facing the growing demand, OJSC RZD has planned to add two additional evening trains, which would operate under the numbers №811/812.
The evening trains №811/812 will be launched on 24th of August. They will be formed out of 5 carriages of the Premium class. The train №811 will be departing from Baltiisky train station from St. Petersburg at 20:15, and will arrive in Pskov at 23:45. The departure from Pskov is scheduled for 18:05, with arrival to St. Petersburg at 21:35.
The sales for the tickets are already open; you can purchase tickets 90 days prior to the departure. The trains will be making 4 stops along the way at the stations: Gtachina-Varshavskaya, Luga, Plyussa and Strugi Krasnie. The total trip duration is 3 hours 30 minutes.
Pskov is one of the Russian oldest and the most historically significant city. It is located 300 kilometers away from St. Petersburg and just 20 kilometers from the Estonian border, Pskov is a perfect city for exploring the ancient Russian culture.
Pskov is exceedingly rich in tiny, squat, picturesque churches, dating mainly from the 15th and the 16th centuries; it still preserves the majority of its medieval walls, built from the 13th century on. The major attraction is the medieval Kremlin. Within its walls rises 78 meters high Trinity Cathedral, founded in 1138 and rebuilt in the 1690s.