Vladimir Yakunin, President of OAO Russian Railways, emphasised the importance of the new project for the task of improving suburban rail services and increasing their quality. "The partnership between the Moscow and regional governments, OAO Russian Railways, and private investors has resulted in the launch of new trains. Such projects need to be supported by the regional authorities", said Mr Yakunin.
“The REX: Regional Express project sets the new quality standard for passenger rail transportation services across suburban and interregional routes. We are confident that more such convenient and comfortable trains, as well as excellent quality service, will be in high demand among our passengers”, said Alexei Krivoruchko, Chief Executive Officer of OOO Aeroexpress.