Trains “Swallow” run from St Petersburg to Volkhov and Tosno

Trains “Swallow” run from St Petersburg to Volkhov and Tosno


High-speed train “Swallow”, developed by German company Siemens, is designed for suburban passenger traffic on the Railways of Russia.

St. PETERSBURG, 14 Oct. High-speed commuter trains “Swallow” in the environment begin to run from St Petersburg to Volkhov and Tosno (Leningrad region), according to OJSC “North-Western suburban passenger company”.

Train “Lastochka” in Volkhov has already gone to the first flight from Moscow station in St. Petersburg 13.36 Moscow time, the correspondent. Another “Swallow” will go to Tosno at 19.32 GMT.

General Director of JSC “North-Western suburban passenger company” Vitaly Grigoriev has reminded that on September 2, trains “Lastochka” launched between St. Petersburg and Vyborg (Leningrad region).

“To date time “Swallows” to Volkhov will be 1 hour 50 minutes back to 1 hour and 59 minutes. While this is below the speeds that you want, but going to work,” he told reporters.

According to him, tariffs for journey in trains of “Lastochka” on the directions to the Volkhov and Tosno will not differ from the cost in trains plying here previously, and the benefits are also saved.

“We will continue to watch the continuation of this branch (St. Petersburg-Volkhov) to Tikhvin, we will also consider the option between St. Petersburg and Luga. In principle, to date the prospect of the development of such convenient transport. We will go forward,” he said.

According to Grigoriev, the paper also examines the organization of “Swallows” on the directions to Gatchina and Pine.

The train “Swallow” will be operated daily flight on the route St. Petersburg — Volkhov at 13.36 GMT and back at 16.08 GMT on the route Volkhov — St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg- Tosno train will depart daily at 19.32 GMT. On the October railway trains “Swallow” is also operated at directions Saint-Petersburg — Velikiy Novgorod, Bologoye and Saint Petersburg — Petrozavodsk.

The train “Swallow”, developed by German Siemens on the Desiro platform, designed for suburban passenger traffic on the Railways of the Russian Federation. It has a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour and can operate at temperatures from plus 40 to minus 40 degrees. “Swallows”, which now operate in several regions of the Russian Federation, were initially selected Railways for transport during the Olympics-2014 in Sochi.

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