Over 26,000 passengers carried on international trains Nos. 13/14 Strizh Moscow-Berlin
in first year
The international trains Nos. 13/14 Strizh Moscow-Berlin were launched one year
In the first year of operations, the trains made more than 100 runs and carried
over 26,000 passengers.
The Strizh service runs twice a week, departing from Moscow on Fridays and Sundays
and from Berlin on Saturdays and Mondays.
The Russia - Germany service is popular with passengers using long-distance trains:
during January-November 2017, passenger traffic on this route increased by 17.9%.
Each train includes 20 wagons produced by the Spanish company Patentes Talgo, S.L.
All the trains are equipped with a system which automatically changes the width
of wheel sets. This technology makes for a considerable reduction in the time taken
to switch from the broad Russian railway gauge of 1520 mm to the narrower European
gauge of 1435 mm at Brest station in Belorussia.
The introduction of technical innovations in the train’s design has made
it possible to increase passenger comfort en route way, in particular, by reducing
the effect of centrifugal force on passengers when the train takes tight curves.
The Strizh train offers passengers Wi-Fi-access to a multimedia portal and the
Internet. The portal shows the train timetable, the menu in the dining car, passenger
news and information on the route and buying train tickets, as well as offering films.