Aeroexpress

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Aeroekspress
Аэроэкспресс Logo Aeroexpress.jpg
ED4MKM-AERO.jpg
ED4MKM-AERO-0001 EMU for Aeroexpress company. Exhibition at Rizhsky Stn.
Locale Russia
Dates of operation 2005–current
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Headquarters Moscow
Website http://aeroexpress.ru/en/

Aeroexpress Ltd. (Russian: ОАО "Аэроэкспресс") is the operator of air rail link services in Russia. It is founded in 2005 and is owned by Russian Railways (50%), TransGroup AS (25%), Iskander Makhmudov (17.5%), and Andrei Bokarev (7.5%).[1] Until recently, the company only provided the rail transportation services between Moscow rail terminals and Moscow airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo). The company previously also provided the rail link services to Kazan's Kazan International Airport, Sochi's Adler Airport, Vladivostok's Knevichi Airport.

In 2012, Aeroexpress transported 17.4 million passengers.[2]

History[edit]

The first rail link connected Moscow and Sheremetyevo Airport in December 2005. In May 2008 Aeroexpress began to provide the rail link between Moscow and Vnukovo Airport (the line opened in August 2005). In July 2008 the company became the sole operator of rail links from Savyolovsky Rail Terminal (Butyrskaya Vokzal) and Belorussky Rail Terminal to Sheremetyevo airport and Lobnya, from Paveletsky Rail Terminal to Domodedovo airport and from Kiyevsky Rail Terminal to Vnukovo airport.[3]

In February 2012 the service on the first non-Moscow link, connecting Sochi with its airport, began operations, followed in late July by a similar link in Vladivostok and, in 2013, Kazan. On its Vladivostok route the company also offered a limited commuter service at discounted prices. Services on routes outside Moscow were handed to other companies in early 2015 due to heavy losses and the "current macroeconomic situation".[4]

Rolling stock[edit]

The ESh2-001, the future aeroexpress double-decker train
Retired ER2 on approach to Domodedovo in 2008.

Current[edit]

Future[edit]

Retired[edit]

Routes list[edit]

Aeroexpress routes in Moscow region (interactive map)

Aeroexpress routes[edit]

Moscow Aeroexpress
Aeroport Vnukovo railway station (ru)
Aeroport (ru)
Moscow Kiyevskaya  3   4   5 
Moscow Smolenskaya  2   5 
Moscow Savyolovskaya  9 
Sheremetyevo railway station (ru)
Lobnya railway station (ru)
Moscow Kalanchyovskaya (ru)  1   5 
Moscow Kurskaya  3   10   5 
Moscow Paveletskaya  2   5 
Aeroport Domodedovo railway station (ru)

Future Routes[edit]

Former routes[edit]

"REX" routes(handled to "CPPK")[edit]

  • Moscow, Savelovskiy Rail Terminal - Lobnya
  • Moscow, Belorussky Rail Terminal - Mozhaysk
  • Moscow, Kazansky Rail Terminal - Golutvin
  • Moscow, Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal - Pushkino
  • Moscow, Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal - Fryazino
  • Moscow, Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal - Monino
  • Moscow, Paveletsky Rail Terminal - Ozherelye

International cooperation[edit]

Aeroexpress is a member of the International Air-Rail Organisation (IARO). Aeroexpress has taken into consideration the experience, quality standards and spectrum of services provided by its colleagues in Germany, UK, Sweden and US.[7]

Recent news[edit]

In January 2015, Moscow Department of Transport expressed initiative to transfer the Aeroexpress terminal from Belorussky to Savelovsky Railway Station. However, citizens voted against this proposal.[8] In May 2013, Aeroexpress announced it intends to decrease the headway between consecutive trains in Moscow to 15 minutes over the next few years. Currently, the headway between consecutive trains is 30 minutes.[9] In February 2013 Aeroexpress ordered 25 double decker electro-motor units.[10] The first train was delivered from Switzerland in August 2014.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aeroexpress may set up subsidiary to serve St. Petersburg airport", Russia & CIS Business & Financial Daily, 5 Mar 2013, accessed 13 Mar 2013 via Nexis
  2. ^ "Aeroexpress Ups Passenger Flow 24%", The Moscow Times, 23 Jan 2013, accessed 13 Mar 2013
  3. ^ "Aeroexpress Company History". Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. 
  4. ^ a b c http://aeroexpress.ru/en/press_releases/news20090565.html
  5. ^ http://asiarussia.ru/news/12678/
  6. ^ http://lastochka-poezd.ru/sochi_aeroport_poezd_lastochka/
  7. ^ "Aeroexpress Today". Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Muscovites voted against transfer of Aeroexpress Terminal to Savelovsky Station". We heart Moscow. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Aeroexpress intends to decrease the headway between consecutive trains in Moscow to 15 minutes". Russian Aviation. May 31, 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Stadler wins Moscow double-deck train order". railwaygazette.com. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  11. ^ "Stadler ships first Aeroexpress EMU". railwaygazette.com. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 

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