What are the conditions of travel in high-speed train Lastochka in Minsk-Moscow direction?

Two pairs of new high-speed international trains № 717/722 and № 721/718 Moscow–Minsk–Moscow operated by Russian Railways are laid, from 30 April 2021. The route will be serviced by high-speed Lastochka trains in the Premium configuration in a five-carriage version.

There are three types of service classes: 

business ( carriage № 1). Additional services for passengers of this class are: guaranteed food (cold snacks, hot dishes, confectionery and drinks), a travel set (slippers, a shoehorn, a mask on the eyes, a shoe napkin), a set of printed products (corporate magazine, newspapers).;

economy (carriages № 2-9). Additional service: access to the multimedia portal "Traveller". Fee is included in the ticket price. The infotainment system contains video content, print editions, audiobooks and music.

standart (carriage №10).

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.

Passengers with pets (dogs, cats, birds) are advised to issue travel documents in the carriage №1.

Train is equipped with both air conditioning and sockets 220.

The cost of travel is based on a system of dynamic tariff management and demand stimulation which includes a matrix of coefficients that regulate fares depending on the period of ticket sales and seat/berth occupancy in international trains. Recalculation of employment rates is carried out with each new registration or return of travel documents. The system analyzes these factors in real time (on-line) and, depending on the data obtained, recalculates the fare along the entire route. The basic principle of this system is as follows: the higher the demand and fewer seats, the higher the price of travel.

When organizing the sale of travel documents using the system of dynamic tariff management and demand stimulation, discounts/surcharges are not applied in trains depending on the period of ticket sales, discount with simultaneous issuing of travel documents in the direction of "there" and "back". Dynamic tariff management also don’t apply when booking tickets at group rates.

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