RZD Holding ready to transport children to south Russian resorts during summer 2018
In summer 2018, the RZD Holding plans to transport about 480,000 children in organised
groups. At the moment, applications for transportation have already been accepted
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To ensure the children’s safe and comfortable transportation, 29 special
train formations will be made up of carriages built in recent years and which are
equipped with environmentally friendly biotoilet complexes, automated drinking water
supply systems (coolers) and air conditioning systems.
In accordance with the applications received, the RZD Holding will appoint about
185 train journeys along the following routes:
- from Moscow to Anapa and Adler;
- from the regions along the Volga to Kazan and Anapa;
- from the regions of the Far North, Siberia and the Urals - from Murmansk to Samara,
from Labytnangi to Anapa, from Samara and Krasnoyarsk to Adler, from Arkhangelsk to
Anapa and Adler, from Vorkuta to Rostov, Anapa and Adler, from Novy Urengoy to Adler
and Anapa and from Novokuznetsk to Anapa.
Russian Railways will increase the number of special formations and train journeys
Together with the territorial departments of Rospotrebnadzor, control and monitoring
of the preparation and acceptance of passenger carriages en route has been established.
Inspection schedules for “children’s” passenger trains on departure,
on arrival and en route have been developed. During the journey, the children’s
groups will be accompanied and supported by the best conductors, who have undergone
special training on child psychology courses. To ensure safety, the Russian Ministry
of Internal Affairs and security companies have also organised train escorts.
With regard to the catering for the children’s groups en route, several different
children's menus are usually developed in coordination with Rospotrebnadzor.
Special children’s rooms are being provided at railway station waiting rooms.
If necessary, separate rooms will be provided. Station staff will ensure the children’s
comfort while they are waiting for their trains and exclude any possibility that unauthorised
persons can gain access to the children.
In addition, first-aid stations drawn from the non-governmental healthcare facilities
at OJSC Russian Railways are in operation 24/7 at the railway stations.
Separate parking spaces are available for children’s buses on the station
forecourts and dedicated teams have been organised to ensure that all the children
board and disembark on time.
For the third year in a row, OJSC Russian Railways is also giving a discount of
50% on tickets for children aged 10 to 17 years inclusive between 1 June and 31 August.
Earlier, discounted travel was offered only during term time from 1 September to
Now, students can take benefit from a 50% discount during the entire calendar year.