RZD (Russian Railways) company is about to open some new train routes from Rostov. The interregional express “Lastochka” will connect Rostov with Kislovodsk, starting at May, 2017. Travel will take about 7.5 hours.
Two other new routes are being disscussed. Express train from Rostov to Voronezh may start to run in this year. Also a long-distance train Rostov – Chelyabinsk probably can be arranged, if RZD finds it profitable.
The night train from Rostov to Sochi (Adler) will get new double-deck coaches in September, 2017. The same coaches will be used for express train Moscow – Rostov – Kislovodsk.
Photo by Vadim Anokhin.