New Far Eastern Express theme train on the Moscow Metro

New Far Eastern Express theme train on the Moscow Metro
The Moscow Metro’s twenty-first themed train this year will acquaint riders with landmarks and the nature of Russia’s Far East.

Anyone using the metro’s Circle Line might ride on the Far Eastern Express themed train, launched for Far East Days in Moscow.

“This is the Moscow Metro’s twenty-first theme train since early 2018. I’m confident that this beautiful and interesting train will be of interest to our riders,” said Moscow Metro Chief Viktor Kozlovsky.

This train will serve the Circle Line for six months and will carry an estimated 2 million riders, Mr Kozlovsky noted.

The train has five two-car carriages that will offer interesting stories on Far Eastern regions – from Chukotka to the Primorye Territory.  People will see Russky Island in the Sea of Japan, Chukotka’s mountain ranges, fjords and hot-water springs; volcanoes, lakes and rivers on the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as nature reserves in the Amur Region. Riders will learn more about the cuisine, as well as educational institutions in the Far Eastern Federal District, and they can learn about the Far Eastern Hectare project.

Each carriage includes digital technology, with QR codes providing additional online content and making it possible to join groups of social media network users and to mark Far East Days with them. People will be able to complete the “What kind of a Far Easterner are you?” quiz and join a photo contest with the hashtag #Far Eastern Express.

Today, Russia’s Far East provides tremendous opportunities for development, with the local people implementing ambitious economic, industrial, educational, research, cultural and tourism projects, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev. 

“We want to tell young people about the opportunities for self-realisation and professional improvement, the attractive aspects of life there, and the education and employment opportunities in the Far East,” Mr Trutnev noted.

Moscow will host Far East Days at two venues and under the motto, “The Far East is Russia’s youth.” On 3-9 December, Tverskaya Square will host a fair of Far Eastern goods, and on 13-15 December, the Expo Centre will invite visitors to attend lectures, concerts and try Far Eastern delicacies. The event website has more information on the programme and registration.