Astana meeting on Syria to focus on de-escalation zones — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 13:07
Northern Fleet divers resume surveying of WWII Arctic convoy transporterBusiness & Economy June 26, 13:00
Press review: Doubts over Putin-Trump talks and cornerstones for 2018 elections in RussiaPress Review June 26, 13:00
Top official says Russia’s warships operating in Syria praised by market playersMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:48
Russian arms exporter raked in $24 bln for selling 50 warships since 2000Military & Defense June 26, 12:39
Attack aircraft exercise on mock-up ‘enemy’ targets results in smashing successMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:14
Russia and India may ink deal on frigate supplies by end of JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:05
Poll indicates majority of Russians support criminalizing drug useSociety & Culture June 26, 11:58
Ukraine’s ex-president ready to take part in court hearingsWorld June 26, 11:03
MOSCOW, October 28 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian railways passed to the winter train schedule. The winter train schedule took effect in all Russian regions at midnight Moscow time on Sunday.
“The adjustment of the train schedule before the winter is a standard procedure, which is held on the last Sunday of October,” a source in Russian Railways (RZD) told Itar-Tass. First of all, the winter train schedule cancels the so-called ‘seasonal’ trains, primarily in the southern direction, which the passengers need only during the summer vacations. Meanwhile, special commuter trains for major countryside communities are cancelled. The schedule of several trains running in other countries is also changed, because most European and CIS countries pass to the winter time that turns the clocks one hour back.
Meanwhile, broad public debates over the need to come back to the seasonal time have complicated considerably the process to make up the winter train schedule. “Actually two schedules were prepared by the specialists,” the source said. Waiting for a final decision to move the clocks, the railway authorities even had to suspend the ticket sale for the long distance trains, which run as of October 28 that is a very rare fact.
Meanwhile, the winter train schedule is made up and already entered into force. The railway authorities ask the passengers to be attentive and take into account seasonal changes in the planning of their trips, particularly commuter train trips. “They will be able to learn about all changes in the train schedules from special announcements at the railway stations and platforms,” the RZD source underlined.