RZD launches new route Moscow-Nice
The new railway line will link Moscow and Nice, – informs the press service of Railways. The route organized by JSC “Russian Railways” will go for the first time on September 23 and pass through Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Italy.
Despite the fact that the start of the route was appointed in September that is the end of tourist season in Nice, the experts predict the grand popularity of this train.
Travel time is not yet clarified. However, it may be significantly lengthened due to the dock in Milan, – informs the agency “Tourinfo”. Due to the same dock, but in Berlin, the train Moscow – Paris is en route more than two days. This fact and also the high cost of tickets make the route unpopular.
Since September the train Moscow-Nice will make one trip a week from Belosrusskiy railway station. The train will leave from Moscow on Thursday and arrive at the destination on Saturday. Reverse route is Sunday – Tuesday. During the summer, depending on the situation, the number of trips may be increased.
The train will consist from the cars of the first, second and luxury classes. However, the press service does not specify yet the price of tickets.
The train will follow the route: Moscow – Vyazma – Smolensk – Orsha – Minsk – Brest – Terespol – Warsaw – Katowice – Zebrzydovice – Bohumin – Breclav – Vienna – Linz – Innsbruck – Bolzano – Verona – Milan – Genoa – San Remo – Bordighera – Ventimiglia – Menton – Nice.
To date, from Moscow there are direct – and international routes to Munich, Vienna, Venice, Warsaw, Bucharest, Budapest, Berlin, Basel and several other European cities.
Back in July, the press service of Moscow Committee for Tourism reported on the increased flow of foreign tourists to Moscow. Even though there are some difficulties with visa to Russia, their number has increased by 18% compared to the same period last year.
Based on statistics, experts are hoping that by the end of the year it will be possible to catch up with the pre-crisis figures of 2008, when the capital was visited by four million foreign tourists. Experts note that the general mass of tourists is coming from the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain.