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New passenger train to connect Minsk and Moscow with high-speed services from 30 April 2021

13 Apr 2021

From 30 April 2021, Belarusian Railway and Russian Railways are increasing the passenger services between their two countries.

Two pairs of new high-speed international trains № 717/722 and № 721/718 Moscow–Minsk–Moscow operated by Russian Railways are laid.

The trains will run daily and will leave their departing station and arrive at their destination twice a day in accordance with a mirror timetable. Travel time will be less than 7 hours.

The trains № 722/717 from Minsk and Moscow will depart at 6:20 and arrive in Moscow and Minsk at 13:10.

The trains 718/721 from Minsk and Moscow will depart at 16:00 and will arrive at their destination at 22:55.

30 April 2021, the trains № 718 Minsk–Moscow and № 721 Moscow–Minsk will depart at 16:00 from Minsk and Moscow and will arrive in Moscow and Minsk at 22:55 for first time.

The route will be serviced by high-speed Lastochka trains in the Premium configuration in a five-carriage version offering passengers two service classes, business and economy. Wheelchair lifts are provided for passengers with disabilities, as well as dedicated seats/berths with a wheelchair mount and a call button for the conductor.

Persons travelling abroad must submit a certificate that they have been examined for coronavirus infection COVID-19 with a negative PCR laboratory test issued no later than 3 days before the start date of their journey.

prepared by the Press Center of BCh

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