Why winter is the best time to tackle Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway

Back on the train, my new cabin friends are another young couple, Vasily and Tatiana. They hadn’t left Siberia ever, let alone Russia, and are inquisitive and generous. “This is our dog … and this is our house,” Tatiana says, showing me photographs on her phone. For the next couple of nights, we all fall […]

Russia & Japan plan to launch freight route via Trans-Siberian Railway

A rail cargo transport route is expected to be officially developed between Russia and Japan, according to the Japan News. It will become the “third distribution channel” for the two countries, after sea and air routes. Cargo will be transported via the 9,289 kilometer-long (5,772 miles) Trans-Siberian Railway. The longest railway line in the world […]

Russian Trans-Siberian railway to get record £7 BILLION makeover – would you use it?

The famous Russian Trans-Siberian railway is to get a record breaking 579.4 billion rubles (roughly £7 billion) makeover. Turning 100 year old last year, the railway line is to be modernised and updated as it connects Russia with the Far East, China, Mongola and North Korea. It will also modernise the Baikal-Amu line which passes […]

News wrap: Trans-Siberian railway extension, how to help hurricane victims and more

Share this article From the discovery of ancient mummies in a 3,500-year-old Egyptian tomb to where to donate to help victims of hurricanes Irma, Harvey and the Mexico earthquake—here are the stories that have people talking this week. Trans-Siberian railway pegged to extend from London to Japan The iconic Trans-Siberian railway could be set for […]