To visit Belarus from St. Petersburg, one could leave not only by train, but also by bus. More recently, the train was cruising to Brest. Since it was canceled, the few remaining carriages have been hitched to another train called Zvezda. This is a proprietary composition train 051b zvezda , which operates on the route from Minsk to St. Petersburg. Photos of the Zvezda train will clearly demonstrate the peculiarities of the trip in it.
Traveling on the Zvezda train
Let's find out from the review what awaits each passenger who buys a ticket on a branded train. So, this is a fast train that first entered the route in 1979. It's a simple lineup and you shouldn't expect any luxury inside the coupe.
The first thing you should pay attention to is the sleeping place. The place where the passenger sits looks squeezed. The fittings for sleeping parts flew out. At the same time, the mattress and pillow also lost their original appearance.
There is a problem with the switches. Not only are they broken, but they also react poorly to touch. Therefore, the lighting in the compartment is really a problem.
On the table you can find a flyer that offers a list of dishes to order. For those who wish to taste Belarusian cuisine, you can order whatever you want.
Finally, my impressions of the toilet. They are not the most pleasant: there is no paper in the toilet, the soap dispenser is practically broken. I would like to believe that soon, when the Belarusian railway comes under the control of the Russian one, the situation will change dramatically. As a result, the rating for the Zvezda compartment car is a triple with a stretched plus.