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The schedule of the train 23/24 Moscow - Paris has been changed

The schedule of the train 23/24 Moscow - Paris has been changed

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The users' internet activity at the railway stations reached its record this summer

The users' internet activity at the railway stations reached its record this summer

The amount of internet traffic consumed during two summer months constituted 30% from the total amount of information downloaded during two last years of the agreement between Directory of the Railway Stations of LLC "RZD" and TransTeleCom Company. The agreement provides a free high-speed Wi-Fi connection at the stations.

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The Federal Passenger Company joins the celebration of the International Chess day

The Federal Passenger Company joins the celebration of the International Chess day

On 20th of July, the JSC "Federal Passenger Company" (an affiliate company of PLC "RZD"), the Russian Chess Federation and magazine "64-Chess Review" will hold a competition on the solution of a chess problem in the long-distance trains.

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The safety of passengers at the railway stations during FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will be secured by the enhanced inspection measures

The safety of passengers at the railway stations during FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will be secured by the enhanced inspection measures

During the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, an enhanced security check measures will come into force at the railway stations. Besides the establishment of additional checkpoints, the changes will also affect the logistics of the passengers flow within the railway stations' facilities. The temporary regulations will be set at 23 railway stations of the host cities of FIFA-2017 - in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan.

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During the Russian Grand Prix "Formula-1", traveling with "Lastochka" trains will be free of charge

During the Russian Grand Prix "Formula-1", traveling with "Lastochka" trains will be free of charge

From 27th of April to 30th of April 2017, Sochi will host Russian Grand Prix "Formula-1". During the event's days the schedule of suburban "Lastochka" trains will change and will become free. On the route sections: Sochi - Imeretinsky Resort, Imeretinsky Resort - Aeroport, Sochi - Aeroport, the ticket barriers will function in the open mode.

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Do the Russian electronic train tickets have to be printed out?

Do the Russian electronic train tickets have to be printed out?

We are often asked if it is necessary to print out electronic tickets in order to board the train. In fact, on the most of trains you do not need a printed ticket and it is enough just to show the ticket on your mobile device and your passport. Actually, showing just the passport is enough in most cases. There are routes, though, where you do need a printed e-ticket. That is why we are publishing the official rules of the Russian Railways.

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The seats for people with disabilities are now available for online purchase

The seats for people with disabilities are now available for online purchase

The branch of Russian Railways (RZD), the Federal Passenger Company, on 28th of February have opened sales for e-tickets for the seats for people with special needs, specifically, for people who need access on a wheel-chair.

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Crossing Russia - Belarus Border by Train

Crossing Russia - Belarus Border by Train

Recently, we were surprised to learn that officially third-country nationals are not allowed to cross Belarus-Russia border by train. In practice, none of our clients ever faced any problems and no one should ask you leave the train if you have appropriate visas. See more details in the article.

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Belarus introduces visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries, but those traveling by train will still need visa

Belarus introduces visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries, but those traveling by train will still need visa

On 9th of January, the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko has signed a Decree 8 The establishment of a visa free entry and exit from the country for foreign residents. According to the decree, the visa-free entry to the Belarus is being established for the visits that do not exceed 5 days, with the entry through the National Minsk airport for citizens of 80 countries.

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New Year's  Celebrations on the Russian Railways

New Year's Celebrations on the Russian Railways

New Year's celebrations for passengers will be held at the Russian Railways network in the end of December - beginning of January. New Year music, decorations, contests, performances and, of course, Ded Moroz will help to create festive atmosphere these days.

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