New double-decker Aeroexpress trains carry 845,000 passengers

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RUSSIA: During the first three months of operation, the new Aeroexpress double-decker trains carried an estimated 845,000 thousand passengers. A total of 459,000 passengers were transported between Paveletsky Rail Terminal and Domodedovo Airport, and 386,000 travellers were carried along the Kievsky Rail Terminal-Vnukovo Airport route.

"The modernisation of rolling stock is one of the measures the company is taking to prepare for the 2018 FIFA Cup. The double-decker Aeroexpress trains make it possible to handle a larger number of passengers even during rush hours. This ensures comfortable travel conditions for the company’s customers during the days that the football tournament is taking place,” said COO Valery Fyodorov.

The carrier has purchased eleven trains, seven of which serve the Domodedovo link and four operate on Vnukovo route.

New vehicles offer spacious carriages, additional space to place baggage and easily adjustable armchairs. In addition, ​each carriage is furnished with a video system, air-conditioning, sockets, and free Wi-Fi. There is also a special lift for mobility-impaired passengers to move between the train decks.

The new double-deck Aeroexpress trains, produced by Swiss Stadler, started running between Kievsky Rail Terminal and Vnukovo Airport on 27 October 2017. The first ride on the Paveletsky-Domodedovo route took place on 22 November 2017.