Sapsan passengers between Moscow and St. Petersburg increase by 10.6% in 1H 2018
High-speed Sapsan trains running between Moscow and St. Petersburg transported 2.55 million passengers between January and June 2018, 10.6% more than in the same period last year.
Including in June 2018, the Sapsan train carried 523,400 passengers, an increase of 7% compared to June 2017.
In total, more than 30.5 million passengers have used the high-speed Sapsan trains since the service went into operation, including 5.1 million passengers in 2017, 6% more than in 2016.
In addition, over 76,000 people in organised passenger groups of used the high-speed Sapsan trains on the Moscow-St. Petersburg route in the first half of the year, an increase of 9%.
A group tariff is applied when booking tickets for high-speed Sapsan trains for a group of passengers consisting of at least 10 people who are on the same train on the same route and have the same departure date.
The school group rate is applied to organised groups of schoolchildren aged between 10 and 18. Up-to-date information from the educational institution is required in order to obtain the rate.
The children's rate applies to organised groups of children under the age of 10 at the time they board the train with accompanying persons.
The increasing popularity of Sapsan passenger trains is due to the attractive travel conditions, the convenient timetable and travel time and passenger comfort, as well as a flexible pricing policy.
Up to 15 pairs of trains now run between Russia’s two capitals of Moscow and St. Petersburg daily and transport an average of more than 15,000 passengers a day.