Russian Railways and Russian Post have launched their first postal block train branded Rossiya (Russia) from Moscow to Vladivostok. The train left Vorsino logistics terminal in Moscow on Monday.
The train makes eight stops in the major cities along the route: in Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, and Khabarovsk.
Taking into account coupling an uncoupling of fitting platforms at the stops, the train will deliver a total of 84 containers with postal and commercial cargo.
The shippers include major retailers and manufacturers like Lenta, Sportmaster, Detsky Mir, M.Video, etc. The train will also carry containers with Russian Post’s vehicles designated for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
The train will travel at a speed of 1,500 km a day. Fitting platforms and containers are provided by TransContainer. The train will run on a regular basis.
Earlier, Russian Railways and Russian Post launched the Rossiya postal block train from Vladivostok to Moscow. The train ran 9,220 km at a speed of 1,512 km a day, which is close to the speed of a passenger train.