These will be made up of Second Class compartment carriages. Second class is made up of nine cabins in much the same way as first class, though there are four people to a cabin rather than two. There are two lower bunks that, like first class, perform the function of being both a couch and a bed, with two additional fold out bunks above these; again, there is a table between the bottom two bunks. At each end of the carriage are toilets with washing facilities. A provodnitsa (train guard) will have a room in the carriage from where they will ensure the carriage is tidy, and that all travellers have a point of contact for any problems.
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“Lastochka” Trains for Free World Cup Inter-City Travel
The “Lastochka” trains will serve the Moscow-Nizhniy Novgorod route only, since this is by far the shortest of the routes for the World Cup (it takes the “Lastochka” only 4 hours to connect Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod, which is a very short journey by Russian standards)!
They are modern, all-seater trains with modern toilets and air-conditioning, among other facilities. If you would like to see pictures of the “Lastochka” trains, please follow this link.