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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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Tickets for all Russian trains will be available 60 days before the departure

Tickets for all Russian trains will be available 60 days before the departure

To improve the quality of customer service Russian Railroad office changes booking policy. Starting from December, 11th passengers are able to buy tickets for all internal Russian trains and through coaches 60 days prior to departure. That means that sales for the 8th of February start on December, 11th.

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New Strizh Train Will Operate on Moscow - Berlin Route

New Strizh Train Will Operate on Moscow - Berlin Route

The new international train N 013/014 Moscow - Berlin will make the first run on December, 17th. 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. This helps to cut the travel time considerably.

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The first AliExpress showroom was opened at the Leningradsky Railway Station

The first AliExpress showroom was opened at the Leningradsky Railway Station

The very first show room of AliExpress company was opened on 20th of September at the Leningradsky railway station. The project was prepared and realised by joint efforts of Alibaba Group and the Directorate of the Railway Stations JSC "RZD". Show room is covering the space of 100 sq.m., where variety of different products are displayed: from clothes to shoes, electronics and jeweleries. This project is unique for the world practice.

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The JSC "RZD" has announced changes in the formation of the trains

The JSC "RZD" has announced changes in the formation of the trains

The JSC "RZD" has announced recent changes in the trains' formation. The double-decker passenger carriages of the train 7/8 St. Petersburg-Moscow and train 49/50 Moscow - Samara are substituted with the single-decker carriages of an equal class. Nonetheless, the double-decker train 35/36 St. Petersburg - Adler will continue operating without changes. This happened due to the fact that all passenger carriages, which were equipped with the hitch mechanisms BSU-3 were called back by the JSC "VNIITransmash". The substituting carriages are planned to be used only for the period of the maintanence of the original ones.

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The number of Sapsan train passengers has grown by third

The number of Sapsan train passengers has grown by third

From January to June 2016, approximately 2 millions 130 thousand passengers have used services of high-speed trains "Sapsan". The number of passengers has increased by 31.3% compared to the same period of 2015.

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New possibilities for bank card payers on a long-distance trains

New possibilities for bank card payers on a long-distance trains

JSC "Federal Passenger Company" together with the OJSC "Sberbank" have launched a pilot project - the non-cash payment system for the goods and services on board of the long-distance trains. Over 100 trains have been equipped with the mobile terminals to enable the possibility to purchase goods and services from the train attendants.

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