Nevsky Express

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Nevsky Express
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"Nevsky Express" train at Moskovsky Rail Terminal
Status Operating
Locale Russia
First service 2001
Current operator(s) Russian Railways
Start Moscow (Leningradsky Rail Terminal)
End Saint Petersburg (Moskovsky Rail Terminal)
Distance travelled 639 km (397 mi)
Average journey time 4 hour 30 minutes
Service frequency Six weekly
Rolling stock Skoda Chs200, EP20
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Operating speed 200 km/h

The Nevsky Express (Russian: Невский экспресс) (No. 167B/168B) is a Russian Railways express train, formerly the fastest on the prominent route between the Leningradsky Rail Terminal in Moscow and the Moskovsky Rail Terminal in Saint Petersburg (the Moscow-Saint Petersburg Railway). The train has a maximum speed of 200 km/h (125 mph) and does not make any intermediate station stops. It consists of a Skoda Chs200 locomotive, 13 passenger cars and a restaurant car. It features 6-person compartments in some cars and airline style seating in other cars.

The Nevsky Express was initially retired with the introduction of the faster Sapsan high speed trains but was later reinstated in the schedule in 2010. The train covers the distance between Moscow and Saint Petersburg in 4 hours 10 minutes. By comparison, the Sapsan trains take between 3 hours 40 minutes and 4 hours 10 minutes to make the same trip.

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