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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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The Russian Railways take part in the Year of Russian Cinema

The Russian Railways take part in the Year of Russian Cinema

The Russian Railways has accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Culture to participate in the Year of Russian Cinema, and the first train named after the Honored Artist of USSR Vyacheslav Tikhonov has been launched from the Kazansky station in Moscow on 11th of May.

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Train "Strizh" carried its millionth passenger

Train "Strizh" carried its millionth passenger

On 7th of April, the ceremonial reception of the millionth passanger took place at the Kursky railway station. The millionth passenger has arrived to Moscow with the morning train "Strizh" 701. Dmitry Mikhailovich had come to visit Moscow with his wife and daughter. He was greeted by the general director of JSC "Federal Passenger Company" Peter Ivanov and received memorable presents and souvenirs.

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Time Zones Change in Several Regions of Russia

Time Zones Change in Several Regions of Russia

On March 27th, six regions of Russia switch to different time zones. These are Astrakhan Oblast, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Altai Krai, Altai Republic, Zabaykalsky Krai and Sakhalin Oblast. Please be attentive if you travel in these regions.

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Additional Sapsan Trains in May

Additional Sapsan Trains in May

Russian Railways assigned additional Sapsan trains for May holiday to cater for the increased demand.

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