Helsinki station

EUROPE: Passengers are promised the ‘atmosphere of Russia’s cultural environment at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries’ when Russian Railways’ Federal Passenger Co makes changes to the Leo Tolstoy overnight service between Moscow and Helsinki from June 1.

This is linked to the inclusion of new coaches built to RIC standards within the formations used on the service.

The dining cars will have a new menu inspired by the life and times of the writer after whom the service is named, featuring meals prepared following recipes from his wife’s cookbook. Passengers will also be able to access an electronic library, with each carriage containing e-books of Tolstoy’s works.