In 2009 several Russian branded trains were united under the “premium” class. Some trains saved their former names, having got a “Premium” status, others got the universal name of the brand - «Premium». They run from Moscow to eight Russian cities. Premium trains consist of modern cars equipped with air conditioning units and bio toilets, compartments are equipped with LCD TVs and magnetic keys. Usually the train consists of 1 luxury car, 3 first class cars, 10 second class cars, 2 third class cars and a restaurant car.
Second class also known as coupe carriage consists of 9 separate quardruple compartments with four bunks (2 lower and 2 upper), a fold-down table and a sliding door. Among other amenities are personal reading lights, storage space (built-in shelves over the door, boxes under the lower bunks, racks on the wall beside each bunk).
Third class, also known as platskart, is the cheapest option on long-distance trains. The open-class carriage consists of 54 bunks, arranged in bays of 4 on one side and bays of 2 on another, with an aisle between the two sides. The side bunks are over and under the window. When the passenger is not sleeping, lower side bunk transforms to a table and two seats.
The cabin consists of two bunks and a folding table. Usually both bunks are lower, but some trains have compartments with one lower and one upper bunk. Other amenities of the compartment include personal reading lights, storage space under the lower bunks and a sliding door. Usually there is also a mirror and in some trains - a wardrobe and sockets.
Eco-friendly toilets in every car
The train includes a carriage with a special compartment for wheelchair users. This compartment is much wider than usual, equipped with a conductor call button and other additional devices. The car is equipped with a special lift.