The Valley of Geysers and the Northern Lights: Far Eastern Express to introduce metro passengers to the region's sights

November 14, 2019

Far Eastern Express launched on the Circle metro line. New themed train is dedicated to 11 Far East regions — from Sakhalin to Buryatia.

‘Far Eastern Express will take passengers thousands of kilometres away to view the incredible beauty of the Far East nature — from the Arctic deserts to subtropics. They will learn more about the sights and projects of the region,' said Deputy Moscow Mayor, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. 

He pointed out that the Moscow metro regularly holds joint exhibitions with the regions, and launches themed trains for passengers to get acquainted with the cities, history and culture of the country.

Far Eastern Express hits the metro lines for the third year in a row. The train will be running for six months, and during this time, it will tell almost three million passengers about the regions, attractions, history and unique nature of this part of Russia.

The train consists of five carriages, each featuring two sections. Outside it is decorated with bright photo collages. Inside, you will find historical information, description of landmarks, data about major investment projects, education, current vacancies and work in the Far East.

Passengers will see the renowned Valley of Geysers, Russky Island and the Kuril Islands, the Northern Lights, mountain rivers, Cape Dezhnev, Amur tiger, Amur leopard, Alaska king crab and much more.

You will find selfie points in the first and the last carriages to take pictures with the Far East inhabitants.

This year, the information was supplemented by Buryatia and Transbaikalia, which now also belong to the Far East, as the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev told.

'As before, the train aims to tell Moscow residents and guests about the Far East, its unique nature, culture, so that people wanted to go there and see everything for themselves. One cannot know Russia well without having visited the Far East. We invite Muscovites and residents of other regions to visit Sakhalin and the Kuriles, Buryatia and Yakutia, Primorye and Khabarovsk,' Yuri Trutnev added.

The themed train's launch ceremony is timed to the Far East Days in Moscow scheduled for December. 2-8 December, Novy Arbat Street will host the Far East Fair. 12-14 December, visit a youth festival to take place in the Expocentre on Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment. Moscow will also host a social and business ‘Far East Star’ award ceremony and the award ceremony of the all-Russian 'Far East' Arseniyev Literary Prize.


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