Sapsan – the train more like a plane

The premier high speed train of the Russian Railways fleet is the «Сапсан» (Sapsan). Linking Moscow to Saint Petersburg, the Sapsan has a top service speed of 250 km/h, and a level of onboard service more like an aircraft than than train.


«Sapsan» train on the Moscow — Saint Petersburg route (photo by Sergey Korovkin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Pphoto by Sergey Korovkin, via Wikimedia Commons

In every seat pocket is a copy of ‘Sapsan’ magazine – “The official journal of the Sapsan high speed train”.

'Sapsan' magazine, provided by the Russian Railways to passengers of the 'Sapsan' train

The back of every seat also contains an emergency instruction card.

Emergency instruction card for the Russian Railways Sapsan train

With directions from each carriage to the nearest exit.

Emergency instruction card for the Russian Railways Sapsan train

Railway staff are there to deliver drinks to your seat.

Food and drink trolleys onboard the Sapsan train

Their trolleys identical to those used onboard aircraft.

Aircraft food trolleys in use aboard the Russian Sapsan train

Right down to the “stow and latch trolley in galley during taxi, take-off, turbulence and landing” warning!

Aircraft food trolleys in use aboard the Russian Sapsan train

Footnote

I also spotted a few odd sights onboard the Sapsan – read about them here.

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