In connection with the events of «Formula 1» in Sochi, the schedule of commuter trains «Swallow» is being changed from October 8 to 11, 2015.
The next 66th Formula 1 racing season is taking place this year. As last year, one of its stages will take place in Russia on the track in the Olympic Park of Sochi.
For the second year in a row, JSC «Russian Railways» will ensure the transport accessibility of the «Grand Prix of Russia Formula 1».
For the convenience of passengers, in order to ensure uninterrupted and comfortable transportation of participants and guests of the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix events in Sochi for the period from October 8 to 11, 2015, changes are being made to the schedule of a number of Lastochka commuter trains on the Tuapse - Sochi section.
So, from October 8 to 11, seven Lastochka commuter trains will leave for the Tuapse – Sochi route. Three more suburban trains will run on the Lazarevskaya – Sochi and Sochi – Lazarevskaya routes. Tickets for all these commuter trains will be sold in accordance with the current procedure.
On the Sochi – Olympic Park – Rosa Khutor – Airport section, in the period from October 8 to October 11, 2015, Lastochka commuter trains will transport passengers in the «open doors» mode (without registration of travel documents).
According to JSC «Russian Railways», 25 Lastochka commuter trains will carry passengers on the Sochi – Olympic Park – Sochi route on October 8-9, 2015. On the sections Sochi – Airport – Sochi, Sochi – Rosa Khutor – Sochi and Airport – Olympic Park – Airport – 6 commuter trains in each direction. On the route Rosa Khutor – Olympic Park – Rosa Khutor, passengers will be transported by 3 suburban trains.
From October 10 to 11, 2015, 49 Lastochka commuter trains will enter the Sochi – Olympic Park – Sochi route. 8 suburban trains will run on the Sochi – Airport – Sochi section. On the routes Sochi – Rosa Khutor – Sochi – 6 trains, Airport – Olympic Park – Airport – 10 trains and Rosa Khutor – Olympic Park – Rosa Khutor – 3 trains.
In 2014, more than 200 thousand passengers were transported by Swallows during the Grand Prix. This year, experts expect an increase in passenger traffic. This is evidenced by the increase in the number of passengers transported in recent days. So, if in the second half of September 2014, the services of «Swallows» were used by an average of 14 thousand people per day, today – by 20 thousand people.
In this regard, additional ticket offices will be opened at the stations of Loo, Lazarevskaya, Sochi. An increase in the number of traveling ticket tellers is envisaged on trains and on turnstile lines.
Starting from October 12, 2015, the movement of suburban trains «Swallow» will be carried out in accordance with the permanent schedule.