Railways run trains Swallow from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod

  • Photo: Denis Chernov / SmartNews
  • Photo: Denis Chernov / SmartNews

Railways on Sunday launch high-speed train "Swallow" on the route Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod, he will go to the first flight at 14.15 from Kursk station in Moscow, the company said.

"Swallows" are assigned to this route for the increased demand for the transportation of passengers between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod in the summer — from April 28 to September 30, 2013. 

Trains will run daily departing from the capital at 14.15 and arriving in Nizhny Novgorod at 18.15 with stops in Vladimir, carpet, Dzerzhinsk. Time — 4:00. The train from Nizhny Novgorod will depart at 19.10 and arrive in Moscow at 23.15 with the same stops. Travel time — 4 hours 05 minutes.

  • Photo: Denis Chernov / SmartNews
  • Photo: Denis Chernov / SmartNews

Initially, the train "Swallow" were chosen Railways for transportation of passengers in Sochi during the Olympics. Order consisted of 54 compounds: the first 38 releases Siemens factory in Germany, the rest will partially in 2013 to produce in Russia for the joint venture and Siemens' Sinara. "

Later, Russian Railways said that "swallows" and will be used during the Universiade in Kazan in 2013. However, the first route where the train started running, "Swallow" in January of this year, began to St. Petersburg — CHudovo — Novgorod-on-Volhove, St. Petersburg — CHudovo — Bologoe.

The train "Swallow", developed by the German concern Siemens Platform Desiro, designed for suburban passenger traffic on the railways of Russia, equipped with high and low platforms. The maximum operating speed of trains will be 160 km / h Train Operation is possible at ambient temperatures from minus 40 to plus 40 degrees with no special restrictions to the conditions of marine climate. After 16 trains "Swallow", which will be assembled in Russia, the joint venture commissioned by the Railways will release 1.2 thousand cars.

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