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High Speed Railway to connect Moscow and Kazan
29.05.2013 10:54
High Speed Railway to connect Moscow and Kazan
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The Russian Railways is regarding the opportunity of constructing the high speed railway from Moscow to Kazan via Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod. The 803 km long high speed railway will cross six subjects of federation, Moscow, Moscow Region, Vladimir Region, Nizhegorodskaya Region, Republic of Tatarstan and Udmurtiya, reports the Russian Railways in its press-release.
      Traveling from Moscow to Kazan will take only 3.5 hours, what is 4 times less than now; travelling from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan will take 1 hour 37 min instead of the usual 10 hours 32 min, what is 7 times less.
      Using high speed railway is to be affordable for most passengers as the cost of 1 km of travelling will vary form 1 to 10 Rubles.
      The total cost of constructing works of Moscow- Kazan line are estimated at 928 billion Rubles, among them 650 billion of the state grant.

Author: Irina Fomina

Tags: Russian train Moscow Kazan   

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