This summer, the Russian Railways holding plans to transport over 400,000 children as part of organized groups. The timetable for the movement of “children’s” trains has already been created, the infrastructure, rolling stock and personnel have been prepared, said Dmitry Pegov, Deputy General Director of Russian Railways.
According to the applications accepted today, it is planned to assign 198 trips of “children’s” trains from more than 30 cities to Adler, Anapa, Novorossiysk and Kazan. If necessary, the number of flights will be increased.
To ensure safe and comfortable transportation for children, 29 special trains will be formed from cars of the last years of construction, equipped with environmentally friendly bio-toilet complexes, automated drinking water supply systems (coolers) and air conditioning systems. On the way, the best employees of the train crews who have undergone a medical examination and special training in the course of child psychology will work with children’s groups. To ensure safety, trains were escorted by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and security companies. Strict online dispatch control will also be established for passenger trains in which such groups follow.
Catering for children’s groups in dining cars along the way will be carried out according to the updated menu for different age categories, agreed by Rospotrebnadzor.
For each station complex of the Russian railway network, safe routes for the passage of groups of children (“green” corridors) to the waiting rooms and to vehicles have been determined. If necessary, separate waiting rooms will be allocated for them, as well as places for parking “children’s” buses.
Recall that for the third year in a row, children from 10 to 17 years old inclusive during the summer holidays will also be able to travel at special prices in compartment cars of double-decker trains. At the same time, the ticket price for them will be comparable to half the fare on this route in a reserved seat car.