Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a railway network system connecting Moscow and Vladivostok (Trans-Siberian line) with a length of 9,289 kilometers (5,772 miles) as the longest rail line in the world since 1916 and is still being developed. There are also branch lines connecting to Mongolia (Trans-Mongolian line), China and North Korea (Trans-Manchurian line), and Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM).

At the end of the 19th century, Siberia was hampered by a poor transport network where rivers are the main means of transportation during the summer and horse sleds during the winter. Only railway lines can be a real solution for transportation problems in the region.

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The Trans-Siberian Railway was built from 1891 to 1916 on orders of Tsar Alexander III and Tsar Nicholas II. The system is just one part of Russia's massive railway network to transport passengers and goods at affordable prices. Russia has declared a plan for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor by connecting Trans-Siberia with the Port of Gwadar.

On March 9, 1891, the Russian Empire issued an imperial rescriptor announcing the intention to build a train across Siberia. Tsarevich Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II) inaugurated the construction of the railway in Vladivostok on 19 May. The construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway is overseen by Sergei Witte as finance minister.

In 1898 the first train reached Irkutsk and the shores of Lake Baikal about 60 kilometers east of the city. The Khabarovsk section to Vladivostok was built in 1897 and the Amur River Line north of the Chinese border was completed in 1916 where the continuous railway from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok to this day.

The Trans-Siberian Railway has a very important and immediate role in Russia's subsequent history, especially in the mobility of passengers and goods, population distribution, agricultural revolutions in Siberia, Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), Russian Revolution of 1917, and World War II.

Trans-Siberia has brought about 200,000 containers per year to Europe and in 2010 served 60 million tons of goods between Russia and China mostly sent by Trans-Siberia. A train carries a load from Beijing to Hamburg via Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian lines in 15 days. In early 2009, the Russian Railway announced the program "Trans-Siberia in Seven Days".


The railway is often linked to a cross-continental Russian route that links hundreds of cities large and small in parts of Europe and Asia. The Moscow-Vladivostok track length of 9,289 kilometers (5,772 miles) includes eight time zones, taking 8 days to complete the trip, Moscow-Pyongyang tracks 10,267 kilometers (6,380 mi) and Kiev-Vladivostok track 11,085 kilometers (6,888 mi).

The Moscow-Vladivostok route through southern Siberia includes Yaroslavsky Vokzal, Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, and Khabarovsk. Trans-Manchuria route via Chita, Harbin and Beijing interchange, while Trans-Mongolian Route through Ulan Ude intersection, Ulaan Baatar, and Beijing. In 1991, the fourth route known as Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM) departed from Taishet to Sovetskaya Gavan.

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The Trans-Siberian is dubbed the 'Jewel of the Crown of Tsar' where experience enters Saint Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia, watching the spectacular panoramic snow and sun views of Lake Baikal's landscape in Siberia, nomads in the steppes and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, The Great Wall in China, and Golden Horn Bay Vladivostok became the experience of a lifetime.

No other train travel can be compared to the Trans-Siberian Railway that crossed 8 time zones from Europe to the edge of the Pacific in Asia as a historic iron that gives access to contemporary metropolitan cities and perennial villages during revolution and weather extreme.

The average speed of 60km/jam is not for the rushed traveler. All Trans-Siberian trains stop at the station every few hours for 5 to 20 minutes, enough time to get off the train, take photos and buy something from vendors on the platform. But not enough time to tour the city. Trans-Siberian Railway is the greatest train journey on Earth

Many people travel all the way from Moscow to Beijing or Vladivostok on one go on one of the direct train, while others prefer to stop along the way, breaking long trips in a few days to stay at a place like in Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk in Siberia, Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia) and the Great Wall in China.

The Trans-Siberian Train is a confirmed 'mandatory reservation' for a special trip on a special train, class cabin and on a specific date. You can not hop on the train spontaneously without a reservation. The Moscow-Beijing trip stops at Irkutsk, so you need a Moscow-Irkutsk ticket and a second separate ticket for Irkutsk-Beijing.

Trains are an opportunity to interact with fellow passengers and learn about their respective cultures. The Russians are the kindest people and ready to share the terms and engage in conversation. Traveling to Russia, Mongolia and China need to prepare for an extraordinary experience in the landscape and culture on the tracks.

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Location: Russia, Mongolia dan China

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