Russian Railways launches express container service Trans-Siberian Railway In Seven
Russian Railways has launched a new regular express container service, the Trans-Siberian
Railway In Seven Days, in cooperation with OJSC TransContainer, a subsidiary of Russian
Railways, and the Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company, part of the Global Ports Group,
At the moment, the service links the Nakhodka-Vostochnaya station on Far Eastern
Railways with the Moscow-Tovarnaya-Paveletskaya station on Moscow Railways.
The first train with a length of 71 conventional wagons was loaded at the Vostochnaya
Stevedoring Company's terminal and shipped from Nakhodka-Vostochnaya on 1 May 2013
to the Moscow-Tovarnaya-Paveletskaya station, where it arrived on 8 May.
A second train left on 8 May 2013, a departure date timed to coincide with Russia's
commemoration of Victory Day in the Second World War. The train is expected to arrive
at the Moscow-Tovarnaya-Paveletskaya station on 15 May.
The express container trains will depart from Nakhodka twice a week, on Wednesdays
and Fridays. The next trains are due to leave on 15 and 17 May.
The express container train from Nakhodka-Vostochnaya takes just 7 days to reach
Moscow and travels non-stop, bypassing the sorting stations en route, thus greatly
improving container delivery times from the Far East to Moscow.
The current fast container service takes 11-14 days to reach Moscow, while shipping
containers on the Trans-Siberian takes up to 20 days under normal conditions.