First High-Speed Train Services Start in Russia

First High-Speed Train Services Start in Russia
December 21, 2009 9:18 pm

Russian Railways has launched its first high-speed Sapsan train between Moscow and St Petersburg, which offers a journey time even lower than by air on the same route.

The ten-car 604 passenger train travels at 250kmph and takes three hours 45 minutes to cover the 650km distance, down from the nearly four and a half hours by plane.

The launch comes just weeks after the route was targeted in a bomb blast in late November, when the Nevsky Express derailed, killing 27 people and injuring over 100.

Sapsan has been built by German group Siemens under a 30-year $907.5m (€630m) contract to supply and service eight trains. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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