Russia's first high-speed train - 700km in 3hrs 45min


MOSCOW: Russia's first high-speed train has arrived in St. Petersburg from Moscow in its maiden voyage, less than three weeks since the bombing of an express train on the same line killed 27 people.

Russian news agencies said the Sapsan, which means peregrine falcon, completed its three hour, 45-minute journey Thursday night with a full compliment of more than 600 passengers.

The minimum rail journey time between Russia's two capitals had been using the Nevsky Express, which took 45 minutes longer to complete the roughly 435-mile (700-kilometer) journey.

Last month's terror attack caused a Nevsky Express train to derail. - AP

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