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Russian Railways (RZD) has successfully completed the maiden journey of its high-speed Sapsan train on the Moscow-St Petersburg rail line. 

 
The Sapsan is a high-speed electric train of the Velaro RUS series and is capable of reaching speeds up to 250km/h. The train has been built by German company Siemens and is one of eight similar trains ordered by the RZD. 
The train will allow passengers to reach Moscow from St Petersburg in 3 hours 45 minutes as opposed to the previous duration of 4 hours 30 minutes.

Because of this Russian Railway (RZD) is starting renovation of railroad between St.Petersburg and Moscow. From September,26 to September,28 departure time will be changed for 15 trains and 78 trains will be cancelled.
NB! Before planning your trip on these dates please check the timetable!



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