Platskartny 3rd class

The multi share open plan carriages comprise of fifty four (54) bunks per carriage, arranged in groups of four one side of the isle and a group of two on the other side of the aisle. We do not use these carriages on the main Trans Siberian route, but will book them for the overnight between Moscow and St Petersburg (both ways). Naturally one has to monitor your baggage a bit more and it will be a lot more noisy. As well as open plan they carriage is mixed sexes. Whilst we can request the upper bunks this cannot be guaranteed. If you're unlucky enough to have a bottom bed, you have to put up with people sitting on your bed eating their dinner while you are in it.