Saint Petersburg to Helsinki
Saint Petersburg to Tokyo, via Helsinki
(L) After check-out hotel, we moved to Finland station by a taxi.
(R) It is now Passing through the well-known Hermitage Museum.
(L) Driving over the Totroitsky bridge in Neva River (R) The water front of Finland Bay
(L) Driving along the Neva River (R)Passing over the Sampsonievsky Bridge
It arrived at the Helsinki railway station in Saint Petersburg.
(L) There are four Allegro express trains linking Saint Petersburg and Helsinki. (R) Allegro high-speed train at the Helsinki railway station
(L) The electric transit marking plate showing the destination, Helsinki
(R) Interior of the first-class vehicle
(L) A menu of late lunch served in the express train
(M) A custom officer of Russia was putting a stamp on a passport after confirming the face of a passenger.
(R) Dinner and tea service in the vehicle
(L) A free simple meal served for a first-class passenger (R) Interior of the international express train
(L) A passport controlled zone, Russian side
(R) A Finnish custom officer checking each passenger and bags, and asked how many days he/she staying in Finland.
On board, the train, as a rule, each passenger is visited by a Russian passport control officer and customs officer,
a Finnish passport control officer and customs officer.
Between Vyborg and Vainikkala, the international train travels in the custom-surveillance zone.
During this period, the restaurant is closed and nobody can leave the train without permission from a relevant officer.
The writer observed from a train about 12 Russian soldiers are in a forest near the Finland- Russian border.
(L) A map of Vainikkala station and Finland-Russia border line: The area of the right lower part of this map represents the land of Russia.
(R) Air view of the boundary line of Finland and Russia
Passport control stamps and the Russian visa
(L) Vainikkala station, the last station in Finland's side (R) Allegro express train E-ticket
Kouvola station, Finland
(L) Tikkurilla(Finnish) - Dickursby(Swedish) station
Helsinki commuter rail: The network is operated by VR, the Finnish national railway company.
(R) A service-value-assessment button: How satisfied are you with the friendliness of train staff?
The express train arrived in Helsinki Central railway station on time.
The Allegro is a high-speed train service between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
The express train runs between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg in 3 hours and 36 minutes.
The units are equipped for both the Finnish and Russian railway technical systems.
Doors have a retractable step to make boarding from both Finnish 550 mm-high and Russian 1,100 mm-high platforms easy.
This picture shows a low-lying platform in the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland, with wooden passenger walkway above the track.
There is a different type of plateform in Japan. A standard higher plateform in most major railways is 760 mm high.
Allegro express trains linking Saint Petersburg, Russai and Helsinki, Finland ( Video length: 55 minutes )
Travel by Train
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
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Total smoking ban in the railway trains is the common sense of the world.
A taxi we used to the international airport was Mercedes-Benz.
The city scene of Helsinki on the way to the International airport
The price of gasoline for 95 was shown 1.589, for 98 it was 1.649 Euros, which is equivalent to 2.13 and 2.207 US dollars, respectively.
(L) Terminal 2 of Helsinki International Airport: An exhibition is nice; however, we need more chairs to sit.
(R) Finnair Aircraft to Tokyo
(L) No air passenger was seen in a business-class seat. (R) The writer arrived in Narita International Airport in the following morning.
New Russian Anti-Tobacco Bill
Tobacco control in Russian Federation 2008-2014
Smokers in Russia 2014
Total smoking ban in a hotel, restaurant, cafe and railways in Russia
Russia 2008-2012 Moscow Moscow 2014 Smoking ban in Russia Russian Smokers
Moscow Kremulin Church, museum and theatre of Moscow Moscow metro Moscow hotels
Russian life High-speed train, Sapsan Saint Petersburg Winter Palace Peterhof Palace
Catherine Palace Saint Petersburg metro Saint Petersburg hotels Pickpocket
The photographs were taken in July, and article was written in August 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Special Note: Northern Territories is a Japan's inherent island.