FESCO is launching regular train services from Verona in Italy to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg in Russia and back as part of their FESCO European Railway Network (FERN), the Group said in a statement.
FESCO-operated trains run weekly between Verona and the Malasheviche-Brest border crossing checkpoint on the border between Poland and Belarus. There, containers are loaded onto 1520 gauge rolling stock and carried to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg in block trains.
The new public rail service is aimed for food products, consumer goods, and construction materials. The train service frequency in Europe is weekly. The transit time is about 15 days to Moscow and St. Petersburg and 18 days to Yekaterinburg.
The first block train from St. Petersburg arrived at Verona on September, the first train from Verona to Moscow arrived on September 26.
Photo: courtesy of FESCO