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Russian train types

There are several train types in Russia – high-speed, express and regular. Express and regular trains are designed to travel for long distance. There are three types of carriages in the trains: 1st (SV), 2nd (Kupe) and 3rd class (Platzkart). The 1st class has two beds in one enclosed room, the 2nd class includes 2 lower beds and 2 bunk beds in one enclosed room and the 3rdclass has 4 beds in a non-enclosed area.

Express and regular trains can be branded. Such trains have the modern equipment of the cars, unique design and a wide range of high-quality service. The trains usually have restaurant cars, the food can be also ordered and delivered to the compartments. The most branded trains are provided with air-conditioning, heating systems, TV sets and Internet access. Services include tea/coffee delivery 3 times a day and at any time on passengers` request, supplying with refrigerated boiled water, cleaning-up the berths and providing with information. Every branded train has its unique name concerned with its route.

Another train type is high-speed train. The Sapsan is a new high-speed train in Russia running between Moscow and St. Petersburg. This train can reach speeds of up to 250 km/h and is fully adapted to Russian climate. Number of passenger seats onthe Sapsan is 554. The train features 2 business class carriages, 7 economy class carriages and a bistro car.