Transportation of private cars and motorcycles on rail-car transporters increased by 15% in January-May
More than 2,000 cars and motorcycles were transported in the five months from January to May 2018.
These specialised rail-car transporters are part of long-distance trains operated by the Federal passenger Company, a subsidiary of Russian Railways.
The 2018 figure is 15% more than during the same period in 2017.
In May this year, 499 vehicles were shipped, an increase of 4.6% compared to May 2017.
The most popular routes for transporting private road vehicles were Moscow - St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg - Adler, Moscow - Adler and Moscow - Helsinki.
The transportation of private cars and motorcycles is one of the most demanded additional services provided by the Federal Passenger Company.
Passengers who want to use their car or motorbike at their destination can have it transported on a specialised long-distance rail-car transporter.
Since the service was launched in November 2011, a total of 18,500 bookings for the transportation of cars and motorcycles have been made.
Rail-car transporters are part of regular services on eight routes: Moscow-Kazan, Moscow-Adler, St. Petersburg-Adler, Moscow-Saint Petersburg, Moscow-Petrozavodsk, Moscow-Rostov-on-Don, Rostov-on-Don- Adler and Moscow - Helsinki.
They can transport from 3 to 5 cars depending on their size or 8 motorcycles at the same time and are equipped with special attachments for fastening cars, as well as fire and burglar alarm systems.
A rail-car transporter is included in the train in accordance with the number of preliminary enquiries recieved.
The fleet of the Federal Passenger Company currently consists of 13 car-car wagons.
The necessary documents for car transportation can be obtained from specialised Federal Passenger Company ticket offices.
Passengers can also book car and motorcycle transportation on the website of Russian Railways.
More detailed information can be found on the website of JSC Russian Railways in the section Passengers/Travelling with your vehicle.