OMSK TRAIN STATION : Russian Railways through an Indian traveler’s eyes – RZD


This is Omsk train station This is going to be my first experience with the Russian railway system Its 9:08 am it’s overcast Its cold and windy Thats the main building of the railway station Russians should also use English (Roman script) with their language for the benefit of international tourists Which is the way to enter ? On my left are the ticket counters That is the train information display board Though I can not understand anything as its all in Cyrillic Here is a board having some information in English This was the information counter If I am not wrong, these are all the counters for buying ticket He helped me to buy this ticket This is the waiting area This is the seat number No, its the coach number Here is my name Here is my passport number My date of birth, My nationality and my gender You need to show them your passport in original while buying the tickets from the counters I thank Roman for being so helpful Now I am going to show him my YouTube channel Roman suggested me to use ‘2gis’ offline maps on mobile This station offers free WiFi Roman has left to catch his train He is going to visit Ufa, a city in Russia It will take 23 hours to reach him there I am using the free WiFi to check my whatsapp and facebook messages You just need to register as you do at any airport But all the registration process was in Russian, so you may need to take help from others Just look at this waiting area. Its magnificent This is the outer side of the train station Buses are parked there There is a TV screen and charging points in my front Its 10:07 am My train leaves at 11:07 am The train timings follow Moscow time all over the Russia All the arrival and departure time mentioned on the display board are Moscow time, not local time They mention over the board – Moscow time So please don’t get confused. Thats not the local time There is a gap of 3 hours between Omsk and Moscow Now I am going to search for the toilet Wow! this architecture is so glorious There are the ticket counters Its me Lets explore this station wow! A Russian train Another waiting area But where are the toilets Charging points Escalators I am using Google translate to ask the locals for the toilets I think I am going in the right direction! I really thank Google Translate app. It is so helpful I found the toilets I am inside the washroom area Sorry! I can’t show you how it is from inside. People are busy doing there ‘activities’ This is my monopod.. This is a gimbal.. thats my camera I can’t understand what is the platform number because everything is mentioned in Russian So he is helping me He is running very fast Oh god! My train has already arrived Platform no. 4 & 5 On my left seems to be a local train All the seats are for sitting. There is no sleeper berth 11:11 is the departure time of my train Oh! they are taking videos like me.. with a selfie stick!! On his Identity card, its written in English “Takes care of you” and also his name My first time in a Russian train This is my first vlog from a Toilet You won’t get water (as in India) in the toilets You have to use these toilet papers Now I am going to use this toilet till then bye 🙂

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