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City news, 22.01.2010 18:39

First high speed train Sapsan arrived in St Petersburg from Moscow

First high speed train Sapsan Today the first high speed train ever used in the Russian railway system arrived in St Petersburg from Moscow launching the regular high speed rail service between the two cities. The average travel time will be 3 hours 45 minutes, the representative of the Russian authorities said at the ceremony dedicated to Sapsan presentation.

The cars for the train projected to run at top speed of 250km/h are 30 cm wider and adjusted to work in severe environment.

The Russian authorities plan to use similar trains in Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow-Sochi directions.

News source: Russia-InfoCentre

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