The number of flights “Swifts” on the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod can grow twice

The number of flights “Swifts” on the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod can grow twice


NIZHNY NOVGOROD, January 12. /Corr. Michael Selivanov/. “Federal passenger company” in 2016 can increase the number of flights of high-speed trains “swift” message Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod by almost half in the event of further passenger growth, said Corr. the chief of the Gorky branch of “Federal passenger company” (FPC) Ivan Shugurov.

“Passenger traffic is stable, according to our forecasts, it will continue in 2016. If it is more, we will schedule more flights “Swifts”. We have all the possibilities. Now we have goes from 5 to 7 flights per day: on holidays it was 7, now again will do 5 flights. In the event of further passenger growth, we can increase this number up to 9 flights,” he said.

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As noted in the FPC, at the present time the monthly passenger traffic at the “Swifts” is more than 100 thousand passengers. Only from November till December 2015 it has been transported more than 200 thousand passengers. The company expects further growth of demand for high-speed trains.

“The plans also include the purchase of new trains, “Swifts”, but everything will depend on commercial results,” – said Shugurov. He added that “Swifts” “pay off” despite the fact that this formulation is quite expensive, not specifying a specific payback period. “If the passenger traffic will continue to remain the same, we will refund your money for sure. But if there is a bobble, and passengers will be spent on other transport – plane or bus, we can be fired, and it’s our fault”, – said the head of the Gorky branch of ATF.

Earlier it was reported that “Swifts” on the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod for six months of work carried 70% more passengers than their predecessors “Peregrines”.

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High-speed trains “swift” manufactured by the Spanish company Talgo, Russian Railways has launched on the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod in June 2015. 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.