RZD Holding increased passenger transportation on high-speed trains in January-April
Demand for passenger transportation on high-speed trains operated by the RZD Holding
continued to increase in January-April 2017.
In the four months from January-April, high-speed Sapsan trains carried about 1.8
million passengers between Moscow and St. Petersburg, an increase of 11.3% on the
same period in 2016, with 362,800 passengers travelling in April, 5.4% more than in
April last year.
In January-April 2017, Allegro trains between St. Petersburg - Helsinki transported
about 150,200 passengers, which is almost 28% more than in the same months last year.
In April, Allegro trains carried about 39,400 passengers, 33.2% more than in April
Strizh trains on the run between Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod transported about 394,700
passengers n the first four months of 2017, 5.1% more than during the same period
in 2016. In April this year, about 106,700 passengers were transported, an increase
of 2% on April 2016.
In January-April 2017, the Moscow-Berlin Strizh trains transported about 7,500
passengers. In total, about 8,700 passengers have been transported by Strizh trains
since the launch of the service on 17 December 2016.
The increasing demand for passenger transportation on high-speed trains is due
to an increase in the number of places and greater frequency of services, as well
as more attractive travel conditions, such as cost and our flexible fare policy, marketing
initiatives, faster travel time, convenient train timetable and additional comfort