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Moscow - Berlin High-Speed Swift Train
A new high-speed train called Swift is to see the world on December 17, 2016 connecting two fabulous capitals - Moscow and Berlin. The train got its name in honour of a swift, a little bird which is considered to be one of the fastest birds in the world capable of developing speed of up to 120 km/h. Undoubtedly, the train is called like this for obvious reasons. Covering the distance of 1896 km, it takes only 20 hours and 14 minutes to get from one capital to the other, which is almost 5 hours less comparing with the travel time of the trains operating on the route at the moment. The new Swift runs twice a week departing from Kursky station in Moscow at 13:05 on Saturdays and Sundays and arriving at East station in Berlin at 07:19 on Sundays and Mondays respectively. Running through the territory of four countries including Belarus, the travelers must have a Belarusian transit visa, if it is required, to get to a place of destination. The Swift train consists of 20 carriages produced by a Spanish manufacturer Talgo. Besides the passenger carriages, there is also a restaurant car and a car-buffet in the train composition, where each traveler has a possibility to enjoy a variety of snacks, hot meals, desserts and drinks. Moreover, there are specially-equipped carriages for disabled people there. The train provides a number of travel classes suitable for a budget-traveler and for those who prefer traveling with a lot of comfort and privacy as well.
Travel Classes Onboard Swift Train
1st Class Seat
Coaches of this class provide air-conditioning and are equipped with comfortable reclining seats (arranged 2+1) for 20 passengers, each coming with individual lighting, 220V electricity plugs, folding tables, and adjustable head- and armrests. As a rule, the high-speed Swift train has 2 coaches of this type in a train set. The coach also features enough space for luggage and 1 bathroom. Moreover, there is a hygienic kit and a meal included in the ticket price. Passengers are also free to buy additional snacks and beverages in the restaurant car.
2nd Class Seat
This coach type is the simplest travel option available on board the high-speed Swift train. This class provides facilities for 36 passengers, including comfortable seats (arranged 2 by 2) with individual lighting and folding tables, 220V electricity plugs, air-conditioning, and a bathroom. No meals are included in the ticket price, however, passengers can buy snacks and beverages in the restaurant car. As a rule, there are 9 coaches of this type in a train set.
Premium Cabin (for 2)
Passengers who prefer traveling in privacy can enjoy a peaceful ride in this modern cabin, able to accommodate 1 or 2 people. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, an individual bathroom with a shower cabin, 220V outlets, TV, and reading lights. One meal, bed linen, newspaper, and hygienic kit are also included in the ticket price. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard the train in the restaurant car.
1st Class Sleeper
Coaches of this type have 5 cabins with 2 beds (1 lower + 1 upper) in each. They are ideal for overnight trips, especially when two passengers are traveling together. All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, table, safe, reading lights, and 220V outlets. Lockable doors provide travelers with privacy, while large panoramic windows offer great views. A bathroom is located at the end of the coach. One meal, bed linen and hygienic kit are also included in the ticket price. Additional snacks and beverages can be purchased in the restaurant car.
Premium Class Sleeper
The modern cabins can accommodate 2 passengers (1 upper + 1 lower bed) and feature air-conditioning, an individual bathroom with a shower cabin, 220V outlets, TV, and reading lights. One meal, bed linen, newspaper, and hygienic kit are also included in the ticket price. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard the train in the restaurant car.