Railways return to routes over 70 trains

the Demand for travel to long-distance trains has doubled in comparison with may and on the same routes back over 70 long-distance trains of the 102 previously canceled, the message of the Russian Railways.

Demand has increased after the lifting of quarantine restrictions in the regions and with the beginning of the summer season journeys. In may resumed selling tickets 90 days before departure. This will help passengers to plan trips in the summer. In late may, the passengers were issued an average of about 100 thousand tickets a day, and today — up to 200 thousand per day.

most of the tickets (37%) are bought on the train in the direction of the black sea coast and the resorts of the North Caucasus. About 32% of the tickets sold to Moscow, another 31% on trains between the regions.

With the increasing demand of the Railways return to the schedule more than 70 long-distance trains, including 12 trains “Sapsan” and 59 long-distance trains. Of these, 36 returned to the southern areas, to the seaside resorts and the North Caucasus.

often Increases the movement of trains. In the long-distance trains continue measures to ensure safe transportation of passengers during a pandemic – disinfection of linen, dishes, cars, disinfection of air by ultraviolet lamps installed under the roof of the car. Passengers of long-distance trains measured temperature (at least 2 times a day), sales in trains has personal protective equipment: masks, gloves, and sanitizer.

passenger trains decreased in April by 77% to 1.8 million, in may — by 78.9% to 2 million people. The Railways had earlier planned in June to transport 1.9 million passengers from 11.6 million in June 2019.

Passenger rail and water transport are included in the list of the most affected by the coronavirus industries, said the head of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin in Monday, June 22.