Space technologies offer glimpse at Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s rare portraitSociety & Culture May 26, 8:05
Meteorologists name world’s deadliest cyclones, tornadoes and hailstormsWorld May 26, 7:51
Most Americans view Russia as unfriendly country — surveySociety & Culture May 26, 7:35
Trump yet to determine his stance on anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 6:29
Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sitesSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combatWorld May 26, 0:23
Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legateesBusiness & Economy May 26, 0:23
Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
PARIS, February 3. /TASS/. Russian state railway corporation RZD and the French national society for railways SNCF will pool their efforts in a project for designing overnight railway passenger routes in France, RZD President Vladimir Yakunin said in an interview published by Les Echos business daily.
"SNCF president Guillaume Pepy and I reached agreement recently on developing a project for overnight trains in France," he said.
According to Yakunin, the French railway authorities plan to revive overnight trains that were cancelled some time ago in the light of ramification of bullet train services. RZD’s experience in the field of running a highly expansive network of long-distance routes, most of which typically cover the distances of about a thousand kilometers, may be very handy for the French side.
"Given the huge distances in Russia, we still use these trains very extensively while in Europe they are disappearing gradually but the RZD help France to restore this type of railway services," Yakunin said.
"We’ll supply up-to-date coaches for the overnight routes that will be chosen by the SNCF," he said. "This project will start off before the yearend.".