When going on a train journey, the most important thing is to buy tickets on time. But documents are not always at hand. Or maybe you were asked to buy a ticket for relatives or friends? In fact, it is quite possible to do without a passport.
If you forgot your passport, present your military or student ID, pension certificate, driver's license to the cashier. A notarized copy of your passport will also do.
In the absence of a passport and a copy, carefully write down the necessary data on a piece of paper, preferably in block letters. If possible, print the data on a printer. The cashier of the railway will not accept the application on your own and will most likely refuse to register you.
If you are buying a ticket for another person, show the cashier a photocopy of the main page of your passport. To issue a ticket, you need the following data of a citizen: last name, first name, patronymic, date of birth, series and passport number. When buying a ticket for children under 14 years old, show the cashier their birth certificate or a copy. You can also write down data on a sheet of paper - last name, first name, patronymic, date of birth, series and number of the certificate.
Be careful. Those to whom you take a ticket, ask them to spell out their details. Remember that the slightest mistake in the last name or first name can invalidate the ticket.
To simplify ticket issuance, find out the number and name of the train, carriage in advance. Full information on long-distance train timetables can be found on the official website of the Russian railway. There you can also find out about the availability of free seats in the required carriage. Write all this information down on a piece of paper.
Keep in mind that it may be difficult to buy a ticket for international trains. When issuing a ticket to another country, a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation or an international passport is strictly required.
Remember that you still need to present a valid passport to board the carriage. You will not be put on the train by a photocopy or data on a piece of paper If your passport is lost irretrievably and you do not have any identity documents, present a certificate from the police about the lost document.