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How do the time zones work when calculating departure times?
Posted by , Last modified by Aleksandra Kasaeva on 23 March 2017 10:10 AM

All trains within Russia operate their train schedule on Moscow Time (MT). This means that what anytime you are outside of MT you need to be extra careful about train departure times, as the actual time may be up to seven hours ahead of this. So, for example, a train that says that it leaves at 1pm in Vladivostok is leaving at 8pm (1pm MT). Helpfully each station will have clocks set to both times to try and alleviate any confusion.

 

When booking your train, you will find that our system will show local time by default, though the option is there to see the departure time as MT. Your ticket on the other hand will show MT.

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