Trans-Siberian Railway passes 7 time zones, passes through the territory of 21 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, crosses 16 large rivers
It took 25 years to build the Trans-Siberian Railway.
"Great Siberian Way" started on May 31st in 1861 when Emperor Nicolas II layed the first rails close by Vladivostok. More than 100 k workers were involved in building at the same time.
The main task of Trans-Siberian railway was to improve the transport accessibility of Siberia and the Far East, and at the same time to unite the main industrial cities into a single economic zone.
Trans-Siberian railway is the longest railway in the World.
Its length is 9289 km. The Railway runs through all of Russia, connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg with the largest Siberian and Far Eastern industrial cities of the country.
Transsib passes from west to east across two continents: Europe (1,777 km) and Asia (7,512 km). Europe accounts for 19.1% of the length of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and 80.9% for Asia.
More than 100 million tons of cargo are transported by Trans-Siberian annually.
The technical capabilities of the Railway allows to serve more than 100 million tons of cargo annually, including minerals, timber, coal, oil products, metals, machinery and equipment, food products, etc.
In the regions covered by the Transsib, more than 80% of the country's industrial potential is concentrated, 65% of coal is mined, 25% of timber is produced and 25% of oil is processed.
You can ride around the Railway in 7 days.
Between Moscow and Vladivostok there are 40 railway stations, this distance the train "Russia" overcomes for 146 hours, or 7 days and 6 nights. The "Platzcart" seat will cost you about 13 thousand rubles, "Kupe" about 33 thousand, and a "Luxury" - 55 thousand rubles. The average speed of the train is 64 km / h.
Trans-Siberian Railway passes 7 time zones, passes through the territory of 21 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, crosses 16 large rivers.
UPCOMING TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAVELS:
September 23rd - October 7th