Number of private cars transported by train increased by 5% in 2018
From January to December 2018, the Federal Passenger Company (FPC), a subsidiary of OJSC Russian Railways, carried 5,481 vehicles (cars and motorcycles) on specialised rail-car transporters on long-distance trains. This figure is 5.3% more than in 2017.
The most popular routes for cars and motorcycles being carried by rail-car transporters were Moscow-Adler, Moscow-St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg-Adler and Moscow-Helsinki.
Since the launch of the service in November 2012, there have been more than 21,500 bookings for the transportation of private vehicles.
The transportation of cars and motorcycles is one of the most popular additional services provided by the FPC. Passengers wishing to use their car or motorcycle while on a trip can have it taken to their destination by a specialised rail-car transporter as part of a long-distance train.
Rail-car transporters are in service on nine different routes: Moscow - Kazan, Moscow - Adler, St. Petersburg - Adler, Moscow - St. Petersburg, Moscow - Petrozavodsk, Moscow - Rostov-on-Don, Rostov-on-Don - Adler, Moscow - Helsinki and Samara - Moscow.
A special rail-car can be included as part of a train based on preliminary requests. Our rail-car transporters can carry between 3 and 5 cars at the same time, depending on their size, or alternatively 8 motorcycles. Rail-car transporter interiors are equipped with special fixtures for cars, as well as fire and security alarm systems.
People wishing to book tickets for transporting their car can do so at specialised ticket offices of the Federal Passenger Company. Passengers can also make bookings on the Russian Railways website.
The section Passengers/Travelling with a Car on the Russian Railways’ website provides more detailed information.