The train is passenger, fast, fast: we get acquainted with the type of trains

In Russia, passenger trains have always been useddemand. Currently, despite the fact that there are many options to get from one village to another, rail transport continues to be popular. But often people who study train schedules are embarrassed by the marks opposite the number of the route and the departure and destination stations, namely, the type of train: passenger, fast, fast, fast, corporate, and so on. Let's look at the difference between some types of trains from others, and also learn information about where to buy tickets.

Brief information about trains

On the railway there is a passenger and freight traffic, respectively, there are also trains that carry either people, or various items, materials. Let's go back to the passenger.

fast passenger train

What is this type of transport?A train is a formed rolling stock, that is, a locomotive (from which the machinists control all transport in general) and the required number of wagons. All mobile units are linked to each other. In a modern passenger train, a mail car and a car for transporting cars can also be hooked. Passenger cars necessarily have seats: chairs or shelves.


And now let us proceed directly to the studytypes of routes. Let's start with the ordinary passenger. This type of route is designed for the fact that the rolling stock will stop at each station and even on some semi-stations. The time of parking can be long (from 2 to 40 minutes). Accordingly, the passenger train to the destination will follow long enough. Ticket prices are generally much lower than other routes.


The fast passenger train, unlike the usual one,stops only at large stations, and the parking lot is much shorter. Of course, the speed of the rolling stock itself is much higher. Therefore, on the fast train you can arrive at your destination much faster. Ticket prices are higher. There is only one nuance: the inhabitants of provincial cities will have to make their way to a large station, on which fast trains stop.


Speedy mode of transport on the railroad appeared relatively recently. We are talking about such trains as "Swallow", "Sapsan" and so on.

passenger train

This rolling stock is designed to transport people for long distances in a very short period of time. Of course, the number of parking is very small, or the train should be completely without them.

Local and long-distance transportation

There are local and long distance trains.Local electric trains are considered to be no more than 200-250 km. In the long-distance the passenger train moves to distances over 400-500 km.

Where to buy tickets

On long-distance trains tickets can beto buy in railway ticket offices, but not in all. On an ordinary apron, where suburban electric trains stop, it is not possible to buy a passenger ticket for the train. You can only purchase a travel document for local trains.

To successfully purchase a travel document,you need to visit the nearest railway station. Regardless of location, you can buy tickets for any destinations. For example, in Moscow at the Riga railway station you can buy a train to Adler, which follows from the Kazan railway station, and this ticket can be obtained while staying in Ulan-Ude.

train ticket

It is possible to purchase an electronic ticket via the Internet. It is recommended to use the official website of JSCo «Russian Railways» in order to avoid fraud, forgery and misunderstandings.

Types of wagons

Passenger cars have the following types:

  • SV - coupe cars for two passengers;
  • K - compartment car (two shelves from below, two - from above, for four passengers);
  • P - reserved seat (the location of the shelves as in the compartment, but there are no partitions, in addition, at the opposite window there are two more shelves for passengers);
  • With - sedentary (instead of the shelves of the chair, the trip is made sitting, as in a car or a bus).

The cars are simple and branded. The latter are characterized by the greatest comfort, level of service.

two-story passenger train

In addition, currently there are two-story passenger trains. Ticket prices are affordable, many can make a trip.

Choose the most suitable type of route for you, the type of train at an affordable price. We wish you a successful journey!

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