Saturday, September 23, 2017

Aeroexpress replaces Kazan trains ahead of Olympics

At the beginning of the year, Aeroexpress' trains in Kazan were replaced with new ED9E trains from the Demikhovsky Engineering Plant in preparation for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The new trains will be equipped with air conditioning and toilet complexes, as well as a special car and dressing rooms for people traveling in a wheelchair.

Passengers with disabilities will also be provided with a personal assistant, free of charge. They will receive assistance in obtaining travel documents and in placing luggage, and personal assistants will also accompany passengers to the airport.

The new trains will not have seats for business class, as in the old trains. Timetables and Aeroexpress fares will remain the same.

Hope Dorzhieva, the head of press services for Aeroexpress, which is partly owned by Uzbek businessman Iskander Makhmudov, said the company will be putting its resources toward making the Sochi games the best in history in terms of organization and hospitality of the hosts.