Russian Railways is introducing a new service that will run between Moscow, Berlin and Paris.
The first train will depart Moscow on 12 December, 2011.
The international train route, №23/24, will connect Moscow with Berlin and Paris, running through the territory of five countries: Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France.
It will run through the cities of Vyazma, Smolensk, Krasno, Orsha, Minsk, Brest, Terespol, Warsaw, Poznan, Rzepin, Oderberg, Frankfurt-am-Oder, Berlin, Hannover, Fulda, Frankfurt-am-Main, Saarbrücken, Forbach and Metz-Ville.
The Moscow – Berlin – Paris route is the second longest Russian-operated trans-European route (after Moscow – Nice). The route is 3,177 km long, and the train attains a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
In the winter period, the train will run three times per week and in the summer period it will run five times per week, with the journey taking around 38 hours.