In 2011, Russian Railways will invest 8.6 billion roubles in Phase 1 of this project, which involves switching freight traffic to another route, and invest over 17 billion roubles in fixed assets.
The project is part of the comprehensive programme “Developing high-speed passenger services between St. Petersburg - Buslovskaya.”
The project’s goal is to switch freight traffic to the Priozersk line and ensure it can handle the projected volume of goods to the ports of Primorsk and Vysotsk on October Railways.
To ensure sufficient capacity for transporting the increasing volumes of goods, freight trains will be switched to the Ruchi - Petäjärvi - Kamenogorsk - Vyborg line, which will require the construction of a new line between Petäjärvi - Kamenogorsk.
It is also planned to optimise the technology of the transportation process, which on the one hand will facilitate the development of high-speed passenger traffic in accordance with international standards, and on the other will significantly increase the possibility of delivering freight to the ports of Vysotsk and Primorsk.
Also in Russia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to St. Petersburg.
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