“As of 15:00 Moscow time, 606 train tickets were sold through ticket offices in the Crimea, and 2,484 tickets in the country as a whole. Ticket offices work without failures, everything is in order, ”TASS quoted the press service of the Crimean Railway Federal State Enterprise (KZD) as saying.

Earlier it was reported that more than 1.5 thousand tickets were sold within five hours from the beginning of their sales for trains from Moscow and St. Petersburg to the Crimea and vice versa.

"New Sevastopol" reported that two hours from the start of sales at the box office 32 tickets were bought for trains that will run through the Kerch Strait.

The first train is expected to leave from St. Petersburg on December 23 at 14:00, from Moscow on December 24 at 23:45.