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RZD Sapsan Trains

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Overview

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Sapsan (the Russian word for 'Peregrine Falcon') services are high-speed trains that currently run between Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. The trains travel at speed of up to 200km/hr, cutting journey times between Moscow and Saint Petersburg to around four hours. 

Since their introduction, Sapsan trains have become Russia's most profitable rail service, with occupancy levels around 90%.

Accommodation

Each Sapsan train consists of two business class carriages, seven economy class carriages and one buffet carriage. In total, the trians seat up to 554 passengers.

All passenger seats are reclining, with individual reading lights, access to a table and have a folding footrest. Passengers may also receive help when booking a taxi for onward travel.

Business Class

Business class passengers benefit from an in-built audio/visual unit, as well as power socket for charging portable devices. Passengers also receive complimentary newspapers and travel kit. A complimentary hot meal from the bistro menu is also offered, along with a choice of hot/cold drinks.

Luggage & Facilities

Each carriage has plenty of space for storing luggage, with racks available above seats and at either end of the carriage.

Food & Drink

The buffet carriage offers passengers the chance to buy hot and cold food and drinks on-board. Passengers may choose to eat in the buffet carriage, at one of the stand-up bar tables, or one of the ten window tables. Hot meals can also be delivered to passengers' seats.

Business Class passengers receive a free hot meal and choice of drinks included within their ticket price.

Disabled Passengers

A specially-designed wheelchair space is built into each Sapsan train. This area is fitted with a securing mount, and a call-button. Near to this area is an accessible toilet, fitted with an emergency call button. 

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