Omsk Train Station


Omsk Train Station 




This is the first time I saw a Russian train station. In this blog, you will see Omsk railway station, an important transit point on the Trans-Siberian railway. How does the station look from inside? How to buy a ticket at a Russian train station? How did I find the mobile charging points, waiting area & toilets?




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.






  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 also a board having some information in English. Here was also a 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.  You need to show them your passport in original while buying the tickets from the counters. I thank Roman for being so helpful.



 Now  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.




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 a russian  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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