The Railways returned to the schedule are all canceled "Peregrines"
The Railways from Wednesday was returned to the schedule all the flights of "Sapsan" trains, cancelled previously due to the decrease in passenger traffic in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, noted RIA Novosti in the company's application ticket and confirmed earlier in a press-service of the company.
Between St Petersburg and Moscow before the outbreak 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 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 cancelled this train to Nizhny Novgorod.
May 29-the number of flights "Peregrine" between Moscow and Petersburg was increased to 8 pairs per day (16 flights) and restated in the schedule "Peregrine" from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow and back. This schedule continued until 24 June. According to the application of Russian Railways, on June 23 in the schedule between Moscow and St. Petersburg was still 9 pairs of "Peregrine", including one from Nizhny Novgorod. 24 June - 13 flights.
In a press-service of Russian Railways RIA Novosti confirmed that since June 24, the movement of the "Peregrine falcons" will be on the regulatory schedule. There added that as before the cancellations, Wednesday weekdays will run 13 pairs of trains on weekends - up to 15 pairs.
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.
RZD reported in the spring that the improvement of the epidemiological situation and the increase in demand for passenger transport, the holding company will promptly restore the network in full, and, if necessary, will increase the supply to passengers. The company has already announced plans to recover schedule more than 70 long-distance trains in connection with the removal of restrictions in the regions and increasing demand for travel in June doubled compared to may.