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Canceled high-speed train Ekaterinburg Chelyabinsk


Railways has canceled a high-speed daily Express plying on the route Moscow-Chelyabinsk-Yekaterinburg. The last flight of the train was completed on 10 December 2016. The reason for the cancellation of the train was his unpopularity among the passengers because of the relatively high tariffs for tickets to the long way and more convenient proposals from bus operators.

Train tickets Ekaterinburg-Chelyabinsk, launched may 31, 2016, the end of summer fell by about 40% (initially the cost of the travel route in one direction was 542 ruble for tickets of the third class and 837 rubles for the second), but the Railways have not kept the interest of passengers to high-speed Express.

As for the speed of the train, on the road between Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk composition required three and a half to four hours, and the schedule included only one flight a day. Given all these circumstances, the passengers have given priority to passenger buses plying on this route, and in the Railways, it was decided to cancel the was unprofitable the train. 

Category: Railway
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Date of publication: 12.12.2016

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