When you stand on the platform and watch a passenger train pass by, all the carriages seem to be similar. They are the same size, but each can accommodate a different number of passengers depending on which type it belongs to. The most capacious car of those that are part of long-distance trains is the reserved seat.
Platzkart cars are usually located at the beginning or end of a train, which also consists of sleeping and compartment cars of the "Premium" class. In all these types of cars, it is provided that the passenger can not only sit during the journey, but also lie down on a separate shelf. True, he will settle in them with varying degrees of comfort.
In a sleeping car in separate double compartments, 18 passengers can be accommodated, in a premium class car there are only 4 single or double compartments, more reminiscent of a cozy hotel room. In the compartment carriage there are 9 four-seater compartments, while in the second-class carriage, separate lying places are provided for 54 passengers.
Of this number, 36 seats are in separate quadruple cells that do not have doors, and 18 are in the side upper and lower shelves located opposite such cells, along the common passage. Each compartment has two upper and two lower seats and a table. The lower side shelf, located along the aisle, is also transformed into a table and two seats. There is a free space under all the lower shelves in which you can store your luggage. Part of it can be put on additional shelves that are located above the upper seats.
At the beginning of the car there is a compartment for conductors and a toilet, the second toilet is at the end of a reserved seat car. Opposite the compartment of the conductors, titanium is installed, in which, according to the rules for the carriage of passengers, you can always draw hot water for tea. You can also order tea on the way for the guide, but you will need to pay for it separately.
All the lower seats in the reserved seat carriage are odd, all the upper ones are even. Places 1 through 36 are in separate compartments, places 37 through 54 are on the side shelves. Next to the toilet at the end of the car there are seats 35 and 36. They are, perhaps, the most inconvenient, because behind the toilet there is a vestibule for smokers who will run there all the way. But reserved seat is the cheapest and most popular type of train that travels long distances.