Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Russian Railways sets Moscow-Nice service debut

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Russian Railways said Wednesday it will begin once-a-week train service between Moscow and Nice, France, beginning Thursday.

In Moscow, the train will depart from the Belolrussky station each Thursday at 4:17 p.m. local time, arriving in Nice each Saturday at 7:12 p.m. (local time). From Nice the train will depart on Sundays at 7:22 p.m.and arrive in Moscow on Tuesdays at 11:17 p.m.

The train will pass through Russia, Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and France.

Cities to be served by the service include: Moscow, Vyazma,Smolensk, Orsha, Minsk, Brest, Terespol, Warsaw , Katowice, Zebrzydowice, Bohumin, Břeclav, Vienna, Linz, Innsbruck, Bolzano, Verona, Milan, Genoa, San Remo, Bordighera, Ventimiglia, Menton, and Nice.

Russian Railways said the travel time eastbound from Moscow to Nice will be 52 hours 55 minutes; westbound from Nice to Moscow is scheduled for 49 hours 55 minutes. The train will have deluxe, first, and second class carriages.