On 1 June 2015, the new high-speed train Strizh made up of passenger carriages by Spain’s Patentes Talgo S.L. made its first journey on the Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod route, departing from Kursky railway station in Moscow.
An innovative passenger service technology was developed for this train, ensuring a high level of comfort and service while engaging the minimum number of crew.
The new technology provides for one train attendant servicing three second-class carriages with open-plan seating, three attendants servicing five sleeper carriages, and one attendant servicing each first-class carriage with open-plan seating. A total of eight train attendants are engaged to service one Strizh train.
From the start of operation, Strizh trains have carried 686.7 thousand passengers.