I ended my epic rail trip across Europe in Moscow, so what better way to get to my flight home than to catch the ‘Aeroexpress’ train to Domodedovo Airport.
I started my journey by catching the Moscow Metro to Paveletsky railway station.
Bought my ticket from the machine.
And boarded a train.
The next platforms over were full of long distance trains.
Upon departure, we passed rail freight yards.
Towering apartment blocks.
Elektrichka trains running suburban services.
Until we left Moscow behind.
Passing fields of dachas.
High voltage power lines.
And level crossings galore.
We ran express through Домодедово station – which serves the town, not the airport.
Our train then diverged onto the branch line towards Domodedovo Airport.
We overtook a snowmobile rider.
Then soon entered the airport grounds.
Then arrived at Domodedovo Airport itself.
The station being directly connected to the airport terminal.
Then a few hours later, I boarded my flight home to Australia, with Qatar Airways via Doha.
A note on the trains
Way back in 2012 the Aeroexpress used ЭД4М electric multiple units to operate the service to Domodedovo Airport.
They now use updated ЭД4МКМ-АЭРО trains.
And ЭШ2 double deck trains built by Stadler.