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Real e-tickets for trains
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Posted 2009-05-21 8:49 AM (#22033)
Subject: Real e-tickets for trains


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Location: Volgograd & Moscow

RZD the Russian Rail Operator has announced a new project to pilot true e-tickets on selected routes in Russia.  This will allow passengers to board without a physical paper ticket by only showing their passport when boarding the train.

RZD call this scheme "e-registration".


1. The date of introduction of the pilot project is 1st June 2009.


2.  The selected trains and routes:
  • Moscow – St-Petersburg (trains № 55/56, 23/24, 3/4, 159/160, 165/166),
  • Moscow –  Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow (trains № 61/62, 119/120),
  • Moscow – Kazan – Moscow (trains № 49/50).

3. These trains won’t be reflected in our online system and e-tickets may only be obtained by contacting our operators and specifically requesting them.


4. E-registration will work only for direct routes and stop-overs are not allowed. 


5. If a passenger exchanges an e-voucher for a physical ticket at a rail station their e-registration is automatically cancelled.


6.  E-registration can be cancelled at a railway station in the booking office or by an e-terminal machine not later than one hour  before the departure of a train.

Real Russia will have the capability to provide e-registration for passengers but this will be by request only.


Posted 2009-05-21 10:07 PM (#22069 - in reply to #22033)
Subject: RE: Real e-tickets for trains
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Posts: 412
Location: West London
Chris -

Delighted to see this development and your involvement in it. (I expect you pushed them into the idea!)

Any chance of Moscow / St P <--> Helsinki coming any time soon?

(We bought family tx SPb >--< Helsinki the other day over the phone in SPb, and apart from the courier delivery charge the tickets were wrong when they came!

Posted 2009-05-22 8:58 AM (#22076 - in reply to #22069)
Subject: RE: Real e-tickets for trains


Posts: 122
Location: Pretty much here all the time
Well you can always order e-voucher from us, that is we book the tickets and send you a voucher by email that you print and exchange for tickets at the station. That is available for all routes out of Russia - but not all into.
Posted 2013-11-29 4:49 PM (#59784 - in reply to #22033)
Subject: Re: Real e-tickets for trains

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