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Russian railways to provide cheap train tickets for Euro 2012 fans

Russian railways to provide cheap train tickets for Euro 2012 fans

PanARMENIAN.Net - Russian fans traveling by train to Ukraine and Poland for Euro 2012 are to get cut-price tickets under an agreement announced Saturday, April 14 by state-owned Russian Railways, RIA Novosti reported.

The continent's top national team competition is June 8 to July 1, with matches in the Polish cities of Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan; and the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv, Lviv, Donetsk and Kiev.

Passenger groups of eight or more traveling to any of these cities around these dates will get discounts of up to 25 percent, a Russian Railways statement said. Lesser discounts are available for single parties.

Extra trains are to be laid on to Warsaw, where two of Russia's three group matches will be held. Minimum tariffs to the Polish capital under the scheme will be 160 euros, the company said.

A similar scheme give Russian fans free plane tickets has been dogged by reports of resale attempts.

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