Russian railways want to increase the number of tourist trains in 2023, covering a large number of Russian regions, according to the railway holding’s Telegram channel.
“We already have more than 25 tourist routes in our piggy bank, crossing more than 35 regions of the Russian Federation. All of them proved to be in high demand and rail tourism itself is becoming more and more popular, “said Elena Rakova, first deputy director of the passenger transport department of the Russian railways.
According to the results of the current year, the railway company expects to transport about 400 thousand passengers, 20% more than last year.
It should be noted that the timetable of tourist trains for the New Year holidays and for the whole of 2023 has already been developed. In addition to the festive route from Moscow to Novorossijsk, RZD intends to launch two other tourist trains: the Ural Express with the message Ekaterinburg-1 – Museum of Technology UMMC – Yekaterinburg-Passenger, as well as “To the Northern Lights” along the Moscow – Petrozavodsk route – Murmansk – Vologda – Moscow.
Earlier it became known about Rostourism’s plans to expand the subsidy program for tourist flights.
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