The concept of new reserved seats for Russian Railways became known

When in October 2018, Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov talked about the development of new cars with a modular, comfortable transformer space, and capsule-type seats, many thought that the era of reserved seats in Russia was coming to an end. And while some excited the public with their assumptions that the railway monopolist wants to get rid of affordable transport, Russian Railways has prepared its concept for new reserved seats, the modern interior of which evokes only positive emotions.

The new model will be officially presented to the public on November 20-22, 2018 at the Transport of Russia exhibition, but Russian Railways specified that the photographs made available to journalists are genuine. Indeed, the new reserved seat is strikingly different from previous versions.

The concept of new reserved seats for Russian Railways became known

There is more individual space for passengers, outwardly everything looks just gorgeous and they will appreciate the interior.

They say that even the sleeping shelf will be 10 cm wider and instead of 60 cm, as in current reserved seats, it will become 70 cm. It is not difficult to notice that the interior is made in calm (bright) colors that do not irritate a person’s vision.

There are headrests, curtains that can be fenced off from other passengers, there are sockets, USB-connectors, individual lighting. Vending machines are installed, and the toilets will have a hygienic shower, changing table, automatic taps, soap dispensers, paper towels, built-in hair dryer.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 November 2018 11: 03
    All this will cost a lot of money.
  2. Dan Offline Dan
    Dan (Daniel) 19 November 2018 11: 56
    I wonder how the solution to increase passenger space will be implemented? By increasing the size of the carriage or reducing the number of passengers? It is clear that it is quite expensive to shove in something that is not packed, despite the fact that after the division of freight and passenger traffic, Russian Railways always complained about the unprofitableness of passenger traffic. Therefore, the voiced decisions about headrests, USB, curtains and so on resemble some kind of penny palliative. Like they did something, but in general - "stone age". As the legs stick out from the 2nd floor, they will stick out, as one compartment stank of rotten chicken, and it will stink. Agree, the new upholstery, power outlet, headrest with a curtain do not in any way pull on such a high rank as "concept".
    1. sogdy Offline sogdy
      sogdy (sogdy) 20 November 2018 14: 15
      Quote: Dan
      How will the solution to increase passenger space be implemented? An increase in wagon size or a decrease in the number of passengers?

      No one canceled the rules of the PTB. When you save the size instead of 9 compartment / sections will be 8. For sections - 48 passengers instead of 54.