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Russia plans to build $ 100 billion high-speed long distance railways
6.03.2012 17:59
Russia plans to build $ 100 billion high-speed long distance railways

The construction of high-speed long distance railways in Russia will cost $ 100 billion, reports the newspaper The Vedomosti, referring to the letter of Minister of transport Igor Levitin.

The Minister says about necessity of construction of high- speed long distance railways on the routs of Moscow- St. Petersburg, Moscow –Nizhniy Novgorod –Kazan – Yekaterinburg. These projects are to be completed by 2020. More than that the Ministry offered to build high-speed long distance railways in the South of Russia, in the Far East and some routs to Ukraine, Belorussia and European countries. The term of these projects is 2030.

According to The Vedomosti, Moscow- St. Petersburg high-speed long distance railway is estimated at $37.3 billion. So each kilometer will cost $ 32.2 million.

High-speed long distance railway will let trains reach the speed of 400 km/h.

Author: Irina Fomina

Tags: Russian railways     

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