NIZHNY NOVGOROD, January 12. /Corr. Michael Selivanov/. High-speed trains “swift” message Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod for six months of work carried 70% more passengers than their predecessors – “the Peregrines” in the same direction. This was reported by the journalist. the chief of the Gorky branch of “Federal passenger company” (FPC) Ivan Shugurov.
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“Today we celebrate the 700-seat passenger – that is how much citizens “Swifts” were transported from their launch in June 2015. The figure is 70% higher than the number of passengers carried by the predecessors of the “Swifts” – “peregrine falcons” over the same period in 2014 (about 350 thousand passengers),” – said Shugurov during the ceremony the 700-thousandth passenger of “Swift”.
Shugurov noted that the company expects that the popularity of “Strizhi” will continue to grow. Only from November to December last year high-speed trains have transported 200 thousand passengers, and this is a “very good result”. And during the Christmas holidays the passengers ‘ traffic increased by 3%.
“Transport on “the Swift”, of course, profitable. The composition is very expensive, we took on lease, and we need to return a lot of money for it. How quickly we will refund the money, will depend on our customers – passengers,” – said the Agency interlocutor, without naming specific figures. The chief of branch of ATF added that in may 2016 the company plans to transfer its millionth passenger on the “Swift”.
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Earlier it was reported that in June 2015 the company Russian Railways has launched high-speed trains “swift” manufactured by the Spanish company Talgo, on the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod. The contract for the development and delivery of seven passenger trains was signed between the FPC and Spanish Patentes Talgo S. L. at the St. Petersburg international economic forum in 2012.
The time of “Swift” is about 3 hours and 55 minutes. The train included cars with seats 1 and 2 classes, sleeping cars of class “luxury”, buffet car and a dining car. On the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod also trains “Lastochka”. “Peregrines” were removed from this area and now only run on the route Moscow – St. Petersburg. With the summer of 2016, the Swifts plan to use on the route Moscow – Berlin.