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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:41 AM   #1101
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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #1102
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"Aeroexpress" received major Global AirRail Award 2011



On 18th May in the capital of Latvia, Riga, the air-rail community gathered to reveal who are the winners of the first ever Global AirRail Awards 2011. Finalists of 10 entries waited with anticipation to learn who delivered the best results last year and achieved excellence in their operations.

The competition was fierce and the fight for the winning place was tense and well deserved. As the French General Charles De Gaulle said – “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great people, and people are great only if they are determined to be so”.

And there are no greater people than the ones in air-rail - determined to achieve excellence in everything they do.

Entries for the Global AirRail Awards 2011 were collected from February till March 2011 and then six prominent judges scored selected entries individually. The winner was selected summing up all judges scores and the one that achieved highest score in the category, was selected as a winner of that category.

The Global AirRail Awards 2011 Judges:
1) Ad Rutten, President, "Airports Council International Europe";
2) Andrew Sharp, Director General, "International Air-Rail Organisation";
3) Paul Simmons, General Manager UK, "EasyJet Airline Company Limited";
4) Ann Frye, Independent Consultant, Ann Frye;
5) Richard Brown, Managing Director, "Northstar Consultancy";
6) William W. Millar, President, "American Public Transportation Association";
7) Diane Burke, Head of Sales & Marketing, "First Greater Western Ltd";
8) Peter Cotton, Former Managing Director of "Scotrail and Gatwick Express".

Air Rail Link of the year - "Aeroexpress"

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LLC "Aeroexpress" was formed in 2005 and is owned by JSC "Russian Railways" and LLC "Delta-Trans-Invest". The company provides high-speed and reliable train services between all of Moscow’s major airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo) and the city centre.

It takes 35 minutes to get to Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo airports and 45 minutes to Domodedovo on the purpose built AERO trains. An in-town check-in desk operates at Paveletsky Station for passengers travelling to Domodedovo airport.

2010 was the greatest year since the launch of the company. The number of passengers travelling on Aeroexpress rose 38%, comparing to 2009, and reached 11.46 mln. Another great achievement was a 66% growth in company’s profits.

This was achieved via number of customer service improvement initiatives, including the launch of 4G mobile and Wi-Fi Internet on all Aeroexpress trains and the new business-class carriages that proved to be very popular among travellers - 3.8% of passengers choose to travel in the business-class coaches.

In 2010 "Aeroexpress" also launched innovative e-ticketing solutions and partnerships: passengers buying tickets online are benefiting from 10% discount and S7 customers can buy "Aeroexpress" tickets on the airline’s website or via S7 smart-phone app. From April 2010 "Aeroexpress" frequent travellers can benefit from the contactless smart-card tickets that also allowed to form a partnership with Moscow Metro and issue a single ticket for seamless travel. Shortly after that "Aeroexpress" has become a full partner of the MasterCardŽ SELECT programme, offering 10% discount on travel in Aeroexpress business class when paying using their Gold MasterCardŽ, World MasterCardŽ, Platinum MasterCardŽ and World Signia MasterCardŽ (offer ended on 31 December 2010).

In late 2010 "Aeroexpress" and Sheremetyevo International Airport introduces self-service in-town check-in service at Moscow’s Belorussky Rail Terminal.

The other finalists in this category were "MTR Corporation Ltd" (Hong Kong), Metro do Porto (Portugal), "Arlanda Express" (Stockholm, Sweden) and "Flytoget" (Oslo, Norway).


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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:05 PM   #1103
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Though it should be noted. RZD's taxi is highly expensive. And aeroexpress isn't cheap either for its speed.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #1104
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Though it should be noted. RZD's taxi is highly expensive. And aeroexpress isn't cheap either for its speed.
The cheapest option is a bus+Moscow Metro. But it's very uncomfortable.
The most comfortable option is a taxi from airport. But it's not cheapest option.

Is 9 Euros not cheapest option for you? I'm use the airport during a trip to Europe. Compared to the price of the plane ticket and the amount, which I spend during sightseeing trip, 9 Euros is nothing. For comparing, I'm paid 62 Euros for the visiting of Keukenhof Garden near Amsterdam, 50 Euros at the Red-light district in Amsterdam and 25 Euros in Volendam restaurant (not speaking about other things).

You can compare Aeroexpress price with wage level in Moscow. But you of course can choose bus from the airport. As it say, everyone has the right to choose.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #1105
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Forgot to add, today I bought a ticket to the evening session at the cinema. The cost of this ticket is the same as a Aeroexpress ticket (350 Roubles, ~9 Euros). Typically, attendance at cinemas in Moscow during the evening sessions - 80-90% of capacity of halls. So if I'm not going to the cinema, I can use that money to buy a ticket for Aeroexpress
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #1106
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Is 9 Euros not cheapest option for you? I'm use the airport during a trip to Europe. Compared to the price of the plane ticket and the amount, which I spend during sightseeing trip, 9 Euros is nothing. For comparing, I'm paid 62 Euros for the visiting of Keukenhof Garden near Amsterdam, 50 Euros at the Red-light district in Amsterdam and 25 Euros in Volendam restaurant (not speaking about other things).
For the 50 euros in Amsterdam's red light district, what is included? are we just talking oral or regular intercourse as well?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #1107
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are we just talking oral or regular intercourse as well?
The second option.

I'm sure that the ticket price for Aeroexpress (which is usually a ordinary passenger uses 2-4 times a year) does not seem so expensive compared to the cost of goods or services, for which same passenger pays a daily basis (food, clothing, cigarettes, petrol, newspapers, mobile communication, haircut, cinema, music concerts and so on). And sometimes Aeroexpress trains can be very helpful (for example, during a traffic nightmare due to the reconstruction of Leningrad Highway last summer, which led to a drastic restriction of access to the Sheremetyevo Airport).
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Old May 25th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1108
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If regular commuter rail is ever brough to the airports, that could be a counterbalance to the priciness of the Aeroexpress.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #1109
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^ At Domodedovo, it is - there are regular commuter elektrichkas going to the airport, albeit, with Russian Standard Service. Sure, compared to an ordinary rail ticket in Russia (or Moscow in particular), the price is quite high, but considering overall cost of life in the city, which is still one of the most expensive in the world, it's actually quite cheap. Compare that to the prices of the trian connections to the London airports. Plus, it has the advantage of an interval-schedule which is otherwhise widely unknown in Russia and it's much faster than using a Taxi, even if the drivers tell you otherwhise.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #1110
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KRASNOYARSK METRO

Krasnoyarsk is one of the oldest and most beautiful Siberian cities, the third largest city in Siberia (after Novosibirsk and Omsk). Its population is 973.9 thousands people (2010). In the coming years, the city's population will be more than 1 mln. people. That didn't happen even in the glorious Soviet times.

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May 24, 2011. Krasnoyarsk Metro:

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Tunnel between "Kopylova" ("Nikolay Kopylov") and "Vokzalnaya" ("Rail Terminal") stations:

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Tunnel between "Vysotnaya" ("Height") to "Kopylova" ("Nikolay Kopylov") stations:

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ST. PETERSBURG METRO

May 26, 2011. Construction of Metro station "Mezhdunarodnaya" ("International"), which planned to be open next year:

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That's actually good news. While some Tram Lines end there, I guess they would not nearly be sufficient for transportation of fans and supporters. Might make sense after all to build the blue line from moskowskaya and extend it one station further from vokzalnaya to the stadium. The red line would make much less sense, as the main center of the city is almost in walkable distance from this location.
Dase, about what you are talking about? There are no big correlation between major sport events and development of urban transport. World Cup (like any sport tournament) is temporary event, while Metro lines must to be built on many decades. How many Metro stations were built in South Africa for WC2010? Among all Russian cities, which were included in the preliminary list for WC2018, only Kazan and Yekaterinburg has plans to built Metro stations near the future football stadiums for WC2018.

P.S. According to the latest news, city officials have plans to open "Alabinskaya" station in 2013, while next station - "Samarskaya" - is planned to be open only in 2018.


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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #1116
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SAMARA METRO

May 24, 2011. Construction of the station "Alabinskaya" ("Pyotr Alabin"), which planned to be open in 2013

Construction site №2:

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Metro works at construction site №1 were finished. Elimination of construction site:

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Ventilation mine:

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Vestibule №2:

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Right tunnel:

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Under the platform:

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Hermetic door:

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Right tunnel. Way to the station "Rossiyskaya" ("Russian"):

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Right tunnel. Way to the station "Alabinskaya":

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