Allegro passenger numbers increase by 12.8% in November 2018
In November 2018, the St. Petersburg - Helsinki high-speed Allegro service carried
35,800 passengers, an increase of 12.8% compared to November 2017.
During the 11 months from January to November 2018, Allegro trains carried 441,800
passengers, the same number as during the corresponding period last year.
Since the launch of the international high-speed connection between St. Petersburg
and Helsinki on 12 December 2010, Allegro trains have carried a total of 3.2 million
Allegro trains have become increasingly attractive to passengers due to flexible
fares, marketing initiatives and the extra twin trains which are laid on during days
of high demand, for example, during the New Year and Russian Christmas holidays.
In addition, it has been possible to purchase tickets for high-speed Allegro trains
90 days before train departure since 4 October 2018.
Passengers can obtain further information about the Allegro timetable and fares
and book tickets at railway ticket offices, online through the official website of
Russian Railways or the RZD Passengers mobile app.
Tickets are charged in roubles at the rate set by the Central Bank of Russia on
the day the tickets are booked.