Suburban trains (Elektrichka) in Moscow. General information

For independent travelers Moscow suburban train (Elektrichka, Электричка) system can be useful in the way of getting fast and cheap to sightseeing’s in Moscow region and it’s old historical Towns like: Sergiev Posad (Сергиев Посад), Colomna (Коломна), Zvenigorod (Звенигород), Dmitrov (Дмитров), Zaraisk (Зарайск), Serpukhov (Серпухов), Borovsk (Боровск). Using local transport you can more deeply feel how people leave in the area you travel.

 

Suburban train

Suburban train

Moscow has 9 passenger train terminals so it’s difficult to understand which one you need from the first sight even for locals. If you plan to use suburban trains (Elektricka) and I recommend you to do so, you have to plan all your movements in advance. Using such trains is fast and safe.

Let’s first list  all passenger train terminals:

Belorussky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belorussky_railway_station. Belorusskaya metro station (Green and circle lines).

Kazansky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazansky_railway_station. Komsomolskaya metro station (Red and Circle lines). This transfer stations and square on the surface are often called Plo shchad’ trekh vokzalov (can be translated as Square of three train terminals). It’s called so because 3 train terminals are situated here: Kazansky, Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky train terminals.

Kiyevsky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyevsky_railway_station. Kiyevskaya metro station (Blue, light blue and circle lines).

Kursky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kursky_railway_station. Kurskaya (Blue and circle lines) and Chkalovskaya metro station (light green line).

Leningradsky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leningradsky_railway_station. Komsomolskaya metro station (Red and Circle lines). Komsomolskaya metro station (Red and Circle lines). This transfer stations and square on the surface are often called Plo shchad’ trekh vokzalov (can be translated as Square of three train terminals). It’s called so because 3 train terminals are situated here: Kazansky, Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky train terminals.

Paveletsky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paveletsky_railway_station. Paveletskaya metro station (Circle and green Lines)

Rizhsky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rizhsky_railway_station. Rizhskaya metro station (Orange line)

Savyolovsky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savyolovsky_railway_station. Savyolovskaya metro station (Grey line).

Yaroslavsky railway station – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaroslavsky_railway_station. Komsomolskaya metro station (Red and Circle lines). This transfer stations and square on the surface are often called Plo shchad’ trekh vokzalov (can be translated as Square of three train terminals). It’s called so because 3 train terminals are situated here: Kazansky, Leningradsky and Yaroslavsky train terminals.

As described above any train terminal can be simply reached by metro.

But as in many places in Russia there can be a big inconvenience because of absence of signs and transparent on English as in terminals well in suburban trains. But nowadays everyone has internet access in his smartphone and I on this blog will try to provide you with useful links written in English. Also quintessence of useful information I will try to give in this blog.

So when you know which station you need, you have to understand first from which train terminal leaves needed train and what’s it timetable. You can find timetables for all Moscow train terminals on this site: http://www.mapofmoscow.net/railway/

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