Sapsan is the name of a high speed train connecting two Russian capitals. Sapsan train derived its name from the fastest bird in the falcon family. Designed by Siemens AG it is a high speed train, that can reach the speed up to 250 km/h and is perfectly adapted to the harsh Russian climate. Short travel time (about 4 hrs) and exceptional service makes Sapsan train the most efficient option to travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Whichever class you choose – business or economy – your trip by Sapsan will be fast, comfortable and efficient.
There are 509 seats on Sapsan. The train consists of 10 cars: 1 premium class car, 1 business class car, 7 economy class cars and 1 dining car. It also has a conference cabin, which is located next to the driver’s cab and consists of 4 seats with a sofa.
Moscow has nine railway terminals connected to the Russian Federation’s extensive rail network. The state-owned Russian Railways network is broken into regional divisions. Moscow Railways operates the majority of stations and services in the Moscow area, with passenger services operating on 95% of the network. Service in standard (second class) is usually very good – the compartments are four berth, the linen is generally clean and each carriage has a helpful provodnik (attendant) who will even make a glass of Russian tea for travellers who ask nicely.