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Closing of the cargo-passenger travel season 2020 in Russia

Autumn came, it gets colder and colder every day, and most trainhoppers won't jump until spring. As always, there is an annual meeting about the closing of the season, usually at the end of October. Since this year's trip date was known in advance, many were able to adjust to the departure date, and this time there were already 33 people. By voting, the starting point was chosen station Bekasovo sort in the clockwise direction.

Upon arrival at the station, everyone managed to take their seats in the cars, and none of the employees noticed us. We were having fun for about 1.5 hours and decided to go all the way to Mozhaisk station, 2 people stayed in the car, the rest run off on to field. Police officers were already waiting at the station, but they could not catch anyone, some guys decided to go to the nearest train, where on arrival the same police officers came to them, but again they all ran away. Later, 3 people were caught, but then they were released. We divided into groups and went back to Moscow by suburban train.

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Well, I have so many questions! Is this a regular thing that happens every year? What made everyone want to do this? I've never seen such a big mob of people on a train before (other than photos in mexico), most I ever hopped with was 12 and that was kind of a shit show :p

edit: well I just watched the video, and i don't know if it's because it's hopping in a foreign country or what, but i think that's the first time i've been excited to watch a train hopping video in quite a while. I've added this to our best of StP section!
 
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Yes, every year before the onset of cold weather, almost no one rides in winter, a kind of last meeting. But there are a lot of such meetings in a year, but they are mostly related to another topic. Why people go to the meeting I do not know, I personally wanted to meet with representatives of the movement

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Are there a lot of train hoppers in Russia? how do you find other train hoppers out there? I'd like to do some train hopping out there myself. Have you been to the United States before?
 

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Are there a lot of train hoppers in Russia? how do you find other train hoppers out there? I'd like to do some train hopping out there myself. Have you been to the United States before?
About 140 people, but 50 people can be active + about 10 people we know, but they don't contact us, there aren't too many of us, people don't really like it. I found through theme groups, some ride with others and then invite them to us. I haven't been to the US yet, this country has already been tested by our friends, I would like to be the first in another country. I'm thinking of coming, but I don't know when

Next year, in the summer, a famous train hopper from the USA wanted to come to us, you could go with him if he also wanted to
 
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Saw some pics and videos from this from people I follow on various social media, nice to read a full background story to it!
 
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Thank you for sharing this! It would be an adventure for an American like me to hop a train in Russia! I didn't know people did that there. I hope to visit there since I have roots in Russia from my dad's side.

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Thank you for sharing this! It would be an adventure for an American like me to hop a train in Russia! I didn't know people did that there. I hope to visit there since I have roots in Russia from my dad's side.

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You can always come to Russia to take a train ride. We have a lot of trains, various cargoes, little security and low fines. If anything we can help you find the right trains or comfortable vagon
 
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wow! looks like they were having alot of fun with their go pros etc. I remember walking the tracks back to town from camp in Auburn,ca to go get some beer and a train went by and I saw some people on it but not a whole group like that. That looks freaking awesome I wanna go to Russia now! -wileycoyote2021.
 

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Autumn came, it gets colder and colder every day, and most trainhoppers won't jump until spring. As always, there is an annual meeting about the closing of the season, usually at the end of October. Since this year's trip date was known in advance, many were able to adjust to the departure date, and this time there were already 33 people. By voting, the starting point was chosen station Bekasovo sort in the clockwise direction.

Upon arrival at the station, everyone managed to take their seats in the cars, and none of the employees noticed us. We were having fun for about 1.5 hours and decided to go all the way to Mozhaisk station, 2 people stayed in the car, the rest run off on to field. Police officers were already waiting at the station, but they could not catch anyone, some guys decided to go to the nearest train, where on arrival the same police officers came to them, but again they all ran away. Later, 3 people were caught, but then they were released. We divided into groups and went back to Moscow by suburban train.

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