Passenger transportation with non-CIS countries increased by 20.6% in January-April 2017
In January-April 2017, long-distance passenger numbers on international services with non-CIS countries increased by 20.6% compared to the same period last year and amounted to almost 199,000.
The highest growth was observed on services between Russia-Germany, which increased by 35.8%, Russia-Finland (+ 31.3%), Russia-Italy (+ 18.8%), Russia-China (+ 11.5%) and Russia - France (+ 1.4%).
In accordance with the 2016/2017 train timetable, international direct and transit passenger services run on 20 international routes between 11 countries in Europe and Asia: Germany, France, Finland, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Monaco, Italy, China, Mongolia and North Korea.
In order to meet the ever-increasing demand for rail passenger transportation between Russia-Europe as a whole and, in particular, between Russia-Germany, the RZD Holding began operating train No. 13/14 Strizh Moscow - Berlin on 17 December 2016.
In January-April 2017, these services transported about 7,500 passengers.
In total, Strizh trains have transported about 8,700 passengers since the Strizh service was launched.