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4 Boarding Russian High Speed Train

Boarding Russian High Speed Train

Posted on November 9, 2014 by tim


Have you seen these Russian trains? Well not actually Russian, they are made by SIEMENS however in Russia they are branded with the Russian word “SAPSAN” after the fastest known bird, and here they are. Yaroslavl, the photographer, visited a train station during the boarding of the three millionth passenger and took some photos of the trains and what was going on around. You are welcome to see more:

Here, the train is arriving. As far as I know, there are two routes for these trains in Russia. One is from Moscow to St. Petersburg and the other is from Moscow to Gorky city which is now known as Nizhni Novgorod. The trains are ultra fast and can probably run up to 300 kmh, however see the rails on the pic? The rails are old Soviet rails. Look, you can even see them bending. So their speed is very limited.

It gets to the point of the maximum speed of around 178 kmh in one place of the route, however the distance is around 421 km/h so it takes as long as 3:55, almost four hours! Not that fast compared to Chinese speeds and the form of the train.

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4 Responses to “Boarding Russian High Speed Train”

  1. pugachov says:

    Its not russian, only in russia. Or siemens is old soviet company…. who knows!

  2. Vijay says:

    Trains are cool, very nice set indeed. Thanks for efforts and sharing. :))

  3. David says:

    What’s the use of having a high-speed train when you can only take advantage of less than half of its potential?

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