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The Moscow - Sochi Double-Decker Train
In 2014 the Russian gem of the Black Sea, the city of Sochi, hosted the Winter Olympics. The preparations were well under way not only in terms of creating new infrastructure but in the transport system innovations as well. In autumn 2014 the first double-decker train in Russia was introduced by Russian Railways to run between Moscow and Sochi.
These Russian trains are the fastest and the cheapest trains on the route. Each train consists of 15 carriages: 12 compartment coaches, 1 sleeping coach, 1 train staff coach and 1 dining car. Depending on the class, each compartment coach is equipped with 16 two- or four-seat compartments - 8 on the lower deck and 8 on the upper deck. Thus, this train accommodates twice as many passengers as a standard one - 64 seats against 36. This also means that the cost of such train tickets is about 30% lower as compared to the one-deck train.
Sleeping coaches can accommodate 30 passengers and the total carrying capacity of this double-decker train is about 850 passengers. The dining car can simultaneously accommodate up to 50 visitors: 44 people in the dining room and 6 people in the bar. Moreover, besides general compartments, there are compartments for disabled people with separate toilet facilities that are arranged in train staff coaches and equipped with special devices.
Each carriagehas an air-conditioning and heating system, WiFi is also available on board. Passengers can make use of reading lights, sockets for battery chargers and laptops in each compartment and find out information like the outside air temperature from electronic information boards.
Travel Classes Onboard Double-Decker Train
1st Class Sleeper
1st class cabin (SV in Russian) is designed for 2 people. It is a typical cabin for overnight trips. Cabins are air-conditioned and ticket price includes bedding, newspapers and meals.
2nd Class Sleeper
These are compartments for 4 travelers with 2 upper and 2 lowers beds. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors, a large panoramic window. Air conditioning is installed in the majority of Russian trains. Bed linen is included in the ticket price. Bathrooms with wash-basins are located at each end of the car. Meals, drinks and snacks are not included in the price but available for purchase.