Far Eastern Express launched on Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro line
A new theme train, the Far Eastern Express, has been launched on the Moscow Metro’s Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line timed to coincide with the Days of the Far East in Moscow held between 8 and 16 December.
“I want as many Muscovites as possible to know that Russia’s Far East is rapidly developing,” Yury Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, said at the train launching ceremony.
“Today, 26 percent of all foreign investment in Russia goes to the Far East. The region has been developing twice as fast as the average Russian rate for four years. Tens of thousands of jobs have been created and new businesses are opening. I want people to know that this is a magnificent place with job opportunities; look at the beautiful images.”
Head of the Moscow Metropolitan state company Viktor Kozlovsky said the Far Eastern Express would be running on one of the busiest metro lines for two months and it’s estimated that it will carry over a million passengers while in service. He also said this would be the 28th theme train on the Moscow Metro.
The new train has eight carriages with graphics devoted to Far Eastern areas such as the Amur Region, Kamchatka Territory, Magadan Region, Primorye Territory, Sakhalin Region, Khabarovsk Territory, Chukotka Autonomous Area and Yakutia. The train’s graphics will carry information on the regions’ food traditions, socioeconomic development and tourist opportunities. One of the carriages will have information about the Far Eastern Hectares programme.
In 2015 and 2016, themed Striped Express trains featuring Far Eastern wildlife were running on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya and Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya metro lines.