Railways back in the first schedule previously cancelled due COVID-19 trains
Railways from Friday was returned to schedule several flights of "Sapsan" trains, cancelled previously due to the decrease in passenger traffic in connection with the coronavirus.
Between St. Petersburg and Moscow to the situation with COVID cruised up to 15 pairs of "Peregrine" in the day, including one between St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow. The Railways because of the decrease in passenger traffic against the background of the situation of coronavirus has reduced the number of pairs of "Peregrines" between Moscow and St. Petersburg up to 4 per day to increase flights to a number of days, and canceled the flight to Nizhny Novgorod. Such a schedule is operated until 28 may.
Russian Railways reported that on may 29, the number of flights "Peregrine" between Moscow and St. Petersburg increased to 8 pairs per day (16 flights) in the morning, afternoon and evening hours. Including the newly delivered schedule "Peregrine" from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow and back. Thus, the Railways began to return to the schedule previously canceled trains. On the resumption of plying other routes, in addition to "Peregrine Falcon", the holding is not reported.
The CEO of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov at meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin in early may, noted that the holding company has cancelled more than half of long-distance trains in Russia on the background of a decline in transport passengers, but transport accessibility of the regions is preserved. The Railways, followed from data in a special section on the schedule, canceled more than 100 long-distance trains in Russia. The company noted that this applies only to having the alternative formulations.
Transportation of passengers in trains of distant following in April 2020 on the infrastructure of Russian Railways decreased on the background of coronavirus by 77% compared to the same period last year to $ 1.8 million. In January-April, long-distance transported 24.4 million passengers (-22,1%).
The company noted that the improvement of the epidemiological situation and the increase in demand for passenger transport of Russian Railways holding company will promptly restore the network in full, and, if necessary, to increase the offer for passengers.