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How safe / private are the trains while travelling on the tours?
Posted by , Last modified by Aleksandra Kasaeva on 08 August 2019 03:52 AM

Hundreds of millions of people travel safely every year on Russian railways and in many ways it can be claimed they are one of the safest railways in the world. Every carriage has one or two provodnistas, who look after it 24-hours a day. Every passenger gets their ticket checked upon entry and must present a passport to get on the train. In addition, most trains have a police team on board. At every stop the train gets thoroughly checked to make sure there is no minor damage. 

As to privacy, unless you have a first-class compartment you are likely to be sharing your compartment with other people. Each compartment has a door that you can close and lock (from the inside only); if you wish to leave your compartment and lock it from the outside then you will need to ask the provodnista. 

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