Friday, June 23, 2017

Students receive discounted train tickets

Starting August 25, full-time students in the Sverdlovsk region will be able to purchase tickets to travel in overhead train compartment cars for half the price.

The half price tickets for students will apply to traveling on passenger trains throughout the Russian Federation between August 25 and December 31, EAH reports.

Students wishing to take advantage of the special price must present a certificate to the ticket cashier that proves they are full-time students of primary, secondary or higher education. The students must also show their student identification card and their proof of Russian citizenship.

Special rates can also be obtained by students in the Russian Federation who are traveling abroad. Students from foreign countries looking to get half-priced tickets should translate their certificate and identification into Russian and get the documents notarized. Special rates will not apply to trains traveling to the Kaliningrad region, according to EAH.

During a previous special student discount phase, ticket prices were reduced between September 1 and June 30, allowing students to take advantage of the offer not just throughout the school year but through the end of summer school. At the end of June, which concludes the summer session at most schools, the period ended.