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Railbus RA-3, source: Metrovagonmash

New Russian railbus expands geography of routes

After introducing on the Sakhalin island network, the brand new railbuses of RA-3 type have started to run on the Briansk – Orel route. The latter provides connection between the administrative centres of Briansk and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Lastochka train of Russian Railways, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

Russia tests new cross-border link to Finland

Russian Railways has tested the new cross-border route to neighbouring Finland. It connects Saint Petersburg and Imatra, a Finnish city close to the border with Russia. The test journey was performed by the Lastochka train,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Lastochka autonomous train on Shcherbinka railway test ring, source: Sinara Group

Russian autonomous train makes first test run

The first Russian autonomous train has made its initial trial run on the Shcherbinka railway test ring in the environs of Moscow. During the short trip, an emergency situation was examined. The vehicle automatically stopped...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
EP3D electric train at Airport Gagarin station in Saratov, source: Government of Saratov Oblast

One more airport in Russia gets rail link

The newly-opened Saratov Gagarin Airport has received the rail link with the adjacent city. There are nine trains delivering passengers to and from the airport. In the future, Russian Railways will construct the new railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Japanese bullet train, source: Wikipedia

Russia designs high-speed rail for India

Russian Railways (RZD) is designing the high-speed rail for India. The future 575-kilometre line will connect Nagpur and Secunderabad. The trains will run on it at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The feasibility study...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Boarding on double-decker train in Russia, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

Non-refundable train tickets introduced in Russia

Federal Passenger Company, subsidiary of Russian Railways, has introduced non-refundable tickets on domestic trains. The new service provides passengers with lower fares. But the tickets cannot be refunded if travellers won’t use them. Russian Railways started...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko