Kazan has become the fourth Russian city to obtain an air rail link. During the first four months of 2014, over 14,000 passengers took advantage of this travel option, while Aeroexpress’ share reached 3% of the total passenger traffic to Kazan Airport.
Since this route was launched, a total of 18 regular services run per day. The fare is RUB 200. The company aims to make the route even more comfortable for Kazan passengers. Thus, for example, as of 1 June of this year, in advance of summer cottage season, an additional intermediate stop at Yubileynaya Station will be introduced. Nevertheless, the total travel time will remain the same at 20 minutes. The fare on the route between Kazan Rail Terminal and Yubileynaya Station will be RUB 140.
“In one year, the Kazan Aeroexpress trains have carried over 55,000 people and have become an integral part of the city’s transport infrastructure,” noted Alexey Krivoruchko, CEO of Aeroexpress. “The Kazan branch is one of the youngest ones in our company. Virtually all its employees have been working with us since its launch, which indicates our commitment to creating the most favourable work conditions.”
At present, the route is served by ED9E electric trains, which were specially designed at the Demikhovsky Engineering Plant. Air-conditioning systems, modern toilet facilities, as well as special seats for passengers with disabilities have been installed on board all trains. As with all other regions where Aeroexpress operates, a free Travel Assistance service will be provided for disabled passengers in Kazan. This includes providing assistance to passengers upon arrival at the station and accompanying them to the check-in desk at the airport.