Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Russian Railways Expand European Services To Cope With Air Travel Problems

More Capacity Planned if Required
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE / RUSSIA – Russian Railways (RZD) have set up emergency operations centres and laid on additional carriages on passenger trains travelling from Russia to Europe to help cope with increased demand from displaced persons caught by the ash crisis.

Extra carriages have been added to trains running between Moscow and both Prague and Warsaw. In addition the Prague service will continue with extra capacity to Vienna, where passengers can link into the trans-European rail network.

Further information on these services can be found at the Russian Railways International Sales Office in Berlin:

Tel: +49 (30) 887-147-0.

Tel: +49 (30) 887-147-55.

Fax: +49 (30) 887-147-29.

E-mail: train@pulexpress.de

Website: http://pulexpress.de/order/bahn

Office address: Meinekestrasse 5, 10719, Berlin, Germany

People stuck in Asia and contemplating the option of taking the Trans-Siberian should find details on RZD's website

(Ed’s note: Yes, we know it’s not a freight story, but maybe it’ll help someone get home)