31.08.2013   11:36

Federal Passenger Company to begin using double-decker carriages on Adler - Moscow service in run-up to 2014 Olympic Games

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In September 2013, passengers will be able to buy tickets for the new Federal Passenger Company's double-decker train. The first Adler - Moscow run using the double-decker train will be on 1 November 2013, several months before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi commence.

The Federal Passenger Company will offer special fares for passengers on the double-decker carriages. The fare when travelling in a compartment will be 20-30 % lower than that in single-decker trains running on the same route.

Dynamic pricing is used on the Moscow - Adler - Moscow route, according to which on the first day of sales, the passenger will be offered the lowest possible fare, taking into account the level of demand and seasonality - thereafter, the rate will be increased depending on the capacity utilisation of the train, demand, forecasts and other factors.

The minimum fare when travelling in a compartment on the upper floor in a double-decker carriage will be 4,154 roubles. This compares with the minimum fare of 5,090 roubles when travelling in single-decker trains on the same route.

In the period from 30 August to 9 September 2013, a series of presentations of the double-decker train will be made in Russia's largest cities along the train's route to people living in the country's regions: Ryazan, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Sochi.

A presentation of the double-decker rolling stock opened a ceremony on 30 August 2013 at Moscow's Kiev station, when the first double-decker passenger train was opened to visitors.