Monday, May 22, 2017

Aeroexpress celebrates second anniversary of Vladivostok service

Aeroexpress celebrated the second anniversary of its Vladivostok service on Monday.

Since Aeroexpress began operating a line connecting Vladivostok's Knevicihi Airport to the city center in 2012, the Vladivostok line has transported 1.27 million people. In the first six months of 2014, Aeroexpress moved more than 340,000 passengers on the line--a 0.9 percent increase over the same period of 2013.

According to the company, residents of Vladivostok's suburban areas have benefited the most from the train service, which is able to transport commuters into the city for work at a fraction of the cost of owning a car or taking taxis.

The trip from the airport to the city lasts approximately 48 minutes, with stops at Second River, Ugolnaya and Artem stations.

Each ED9M train making the trip to and from the airport and the city can carry up to 475 passengers. The Vladivostok line can be ridden in either businesses class cars or commuter-class cars. Each of the cabins contains a climate control system, closed-circuit televisions and speakerphones.

With the launch of the Vladisvostok line in 2012, Aeroexpress introduced fleet-wide accessibility enhancements for citizens who are visually-impaired, hard of hearing or have limited mobility.