Dec 30, 2013
27.12.2013 – Moscow. Between 1 January 2014 until the end of the Olympics in Sochi, the Lastochka (‘Swallow’) trains in Kazan will be replaced by new ED9E trains constructed at the Demikhovsky Engineering Plant. Just as the Lastochkas, ED9E train sets are equipped with both air conditioners and toilet facilities. Each train is fitted with a special carriage and a toilet facility, adapted for wheelchair users. As before, physically challenged passengers can use a free ‘Personal Assistant’ service, which includes meeting a physically challenged passenger at the Aeroexpress terminal, providing assistance in obtaining travel documents with the right to bypass the queue, helping to board the carriage. The travel assistant can also accompany the passenger to the check-in desk at the airport if required.