News

Jan 31, 2020

Temporary restrictions on rail links with China

In accordance with Order No. 25 issued by Russia’s Federal Rail Transport Agency on 30 January 2020, from 00:00 (local time) on 31 January to 1 March 2020, passenger rail services via checkpoints at certain parts of the state border between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus.

During this period, the international passenger train No. 402/401 Suifenhe – Grodekovo, which is operated by Chinese Railways and passes through the railway border checkpoint at Grodekovo – Suifenhe, has been cancelled, as has the direct group of carriages operated by Russia’s Federal Passenger Company along the Chita – Manzhouli route via the border crossing point at Zabaikalsk – Manzhouli.

International rail links with China remain operative along the Moscow-Beijing route.

We remind passengers that unused tickets for cancelled trains and direct carriages booked and issued at Russian points of sale can be returned without incurring any charges or fees.