Moscow Could Get 4 New Train Stations
- The Moscow Times
- May. 27 2013 00:00
- Last edited 16:12
Russian Railways has announced aáproject that could see four new train stations spring up ináthe capital.
Plans forátwo new stations hosting high-speed trains have been submitted to city authorities. Two other stations are also being considered in order toáservice theáterritory added toáthe city in July 2011 when land in the Moscow region was annexed, according toáIzvestia.
RBK reported theásum ofáinvestment in the new facilities atá85 billion rubles ($2.7 billion).
New stations are needed toáaccommodate three new high-speed trains that will connect Moscow with St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg andáAdler. Theátrains will be capable ofáspeeds up toá400 kilometers per hour, which is twice theáspeed ofáthe Sapsan trains that currently run between St. Petersburg andáthe capital.
Theátwo new stations are toáhost theáeastern andásouthern branches ofáthe high-speed network. Theáterminus ofáthe eastern branch will be located atáPerovo, near Moscow's Kursky station, while theásouthern branch will end atáTsaritsyno, south ofáthe city center.
Valentin Murashov ofáthe Institute ofáEconomics andáTransport Development, aásubsidiary ofáRussian Railways, told Izvestia that building theástations outside ofácentral Moscow might not be ideal foráall travelers, but he stressed theáimportance ofáthe new lines forácutting journey times.
Now, there is no major station dedicated to serving the territory of expanded Moscow southwest ofáthe capital, Murashov added.