Transsiberia railroad

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Map of the Trans-Siberian

Train choices:

Travel along the Trans-Siberian Railway is usually undertaken from west to east, though it is quite possible to go in the opposite direction. Moreover, a number of choices of route are available, as are extensions of the journey on either end.

The usual route taken by travellers is the Trans-Siberian line, which runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, passing through Yaroslavl on the Volga, Exaterinburg in the Urals, Irkutsk near Lake Baikal's southern extremity, and then Khabarovsk. From Vladivostok it is possible to continue by ferry to Niigata on the west coast of Japan.

A second primary route is the Trans-Manchurian line, which coincides with the Trans-Siberian as far as Tarskaya, a few hundred miles east of Baikal.

From Tarskaya the Trans-Manchurian heads southeast into China and makes its way down to Beijing.

 All the trains start at Moscow Yaroslavskij Station.

TransSib Facts:
The length of the main route is 9288,2 km.
The largest bridge is above Amur river ��" 2612 meters (made in 1999).
The longest tunnel starts at 8140 km, and is 2 km long.
There is a unique building at the 5311 km ��" Sludyanka station building made from marble.
The Trans-Siberian route crosses 10 time zones
It goes through Europe (19%) and Asia (81%). The border is marked with small obelisk at 1778 km near town Pervouralsk.
The Trans-Siberian passes by 87 cities and towns on the way
The route crosses 16 big rivers: Volga, Ob, Enisey, Oka, Amur, and others.
The Trans-Siberian passes Biakal lake, 207 km of the way are going along the bank of the lake.
The Trans-Siberian passes the sea of Japan, 39 km of the way are going along the bank of sea of Japan.

 

In 2005 we did the Mongolian route, hope in the near future to do the Vladivostok route all the way by train from Holland!!!

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Map of the Trans-Siberian
Map of the Trans-Siberian
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Station along the route
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