Russia-Finland launch Allegro speed trainBy ANI
Monday, December 13, 2010
MOSCOW - Russia has launched an Allegro speed train, along with Finland, linking Helsinki and St Petersburg.
According to Xinhua, the train carrying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Finnish President Tarja Halonen and her husband among other representatives from both countries, arrived at the St. Petersburg Finlyandsky railroad station at 04:50 p.m. (Moscow time).
The train would reportedly run at a maximum speed of 200 kilometre per hour on the Russian part, and 220 kilometre per hour on the Finnish part, covering the 443 kilometre distance in just over 3.5 hours from six hours 18 minutes earlier. (ANI)