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From skies to earth: superiority of the speed trains

From skies to earth: superiority of the speed trains

According to the calculations of the Infrastructure Economics Centre (IEC), the speed trains might become not only the fastest but also the cheapest means of transport for the distances up to 1000 kilometers. They IEC made their estimations based on the route from Moscow to Kazan.

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Krasnoyarsk renovates the Railway Station for the XXIX Winter Universiade 2019

Krasnoyarsk renovates the Railway Station for the XXIX Winter Universiade 2019

The major preparation works for the XXIX Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 has been completed at the Railway Station. Smart railway, and smart passenger notification systems, as well as the entrance control system, which works in coherence with the requirements of the transportation security have been implemented as part of the technological renovation.

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The non-refundable tickets would allow to save up to 20% from the ride

The non-refundable tickets would allow to save up to 20% from the ride

Starting from 20th of January, the Federal Passenger Company would suggest the passengers use special "non-refundable" tariff for the 1st, 2nd classes and for the carriages with seats. The cost of the journey with the non-refundable tariff will be lower, comparing to the "refundable".

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Russian Railways is working on redesign of the interiors of the passenger trains

Russian Railways is working on redesign of the interiors of the passenger trains

The OJSC Russian Railways, which has presented the new updated 3rd class carriage, is now working on the development of the new interior design of the 2nd and 1st class carriages along with other segments of the one-decker and double-decker trains. The general director of the Federal Passenger Company (the subsidiary of the Russian Railways for long-distance passenger transport) Petr Ivanov has given further comments on this topic.

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From St. Petersburg to the Mountain Park Ruskeala with the New Speed Train

From St. Petersburg to the Mountain Park Ruskeala with the New Speed Train

The high-speed trains "Lastochka" will connect the capital of the Karelia region Sortavala and the gems of South Karelia: Mountain Park Ruskeala, Valaam Island, the waterfall "White Bridges" with St. Petersburg.

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The steam trains are again in use in Tver region

The steam trains are again in use in Tver region

On the railway line in Tver region, which connects Bologoe and Ostashkov, every Saturday, starting from 29th of September, the suburban train is carried by a steam locomotive. For the first time, starting from 1976th the steam trains are used for the regular passenger transportation on the territory of modern Russia.

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The new smart notification system will appear on 48 railway stations by the end of 2018

The new smart notification system will appear on 48 railway stations by the end of 2018

By the end of 2018, 48 largest train stations will be equipped with a modern automated notification system.

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The new speed train to connect Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod Veliky

The new speed train to connect Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod Veliky

The new speed train 41/42 will start operating on the route between Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod Veliky on the daily basis. The departure will be taking place at 16:25 from Nizhny Novgorod, with arrival to the Novgorod Veliky on the next day at 06:24. From the Novgorod Veliky, the train will be leaving at 21:20 and will be arriving at the Nizhny Novgorod next day at 09:59.

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The new old route from St. Petersburg to Berlin

The new old route from St. Petersburg to Berlin

Russia and Germany would like to start a new railway service connecting St. Petersburg and Berlin. The new route is planned to go through Kaliningrad. For the project, sides would like to use the existing railways in Poland and Baltic states.

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Tickets sales for Allegro trains to be open 90 days in advance

Tickets sales for Allegro trains to be open 90 days in advance

By request of the passengers, traveling between St. Petersburg and Helsinki on Allegro trains, it will be possible to purchase tickets for this route 90 days before the departure date, starting from 1st of January 2019.

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