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To the rumble of wheels

5-6 (2010)
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 The Olympic budget of the Russian Railways makes 274 billion roubles. The railway transportation will become principal during the Games-2014: bringing of high-speed routes into operation will allow to reduce traffic jams even under condition of a large number of visitors.

In 2010 of OAO «Russian railways» got considerable support from the authorities due to which it managed to keep the development rate and go on with a number of investment programs. Now it is decided to strengthen the branch by means of modernization of railway infrastructure. Participants of the V International Railway Business Forum «Strategic partnership 1520» in Sochi told about it. In the south of Russia the main innovative projects of the Russian Railways will be developed in the Olympic capital. One of the major directions of development and introduction of innovations to the railway infrastructure — is the Big Sochi, where the Olympic building is started up today. «This year federal budget will allocate 60 billion roubles for financing of the major national project»The development of transport infrastructure for the Olympic Games-2014",vice-premier Alexander Zhukov informed. According to the mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov, railway transportation directly takes part in work on creation of the Olympic objects: all necessary cargoes are delivered with its help. «We are on the homestretch in preparation for the Games, — Pakhomov declared. — And the logistics that we make will be, undoubtedly, the best in the world. 26 from 48 km of road will be laid underground. And tourists will be able to get from Sochi to Krasnaya Polyana by electric train in 21 minutes».

For works on object «Reconstruction of railway tunnels №№ 6 and 7 bis Sochi — Matsesta» according to the project «Building of the second continuous road Sochi — Adler», «Russian Railways» have founded joint venture «Alpina-RZhDhstroy» and OOO «Alpine Bau GmbH». The project will be finished till the end of 2010. According to the agreement, the companies organize joint venture for manufacturing of electric trains of new generation «Deziro Rus» on the territory of the Russian Federation. The first 38 trains will be produced at the Siemens factory in the city of Krefeld (Germany), the others 16 will be assemled in Russia. The railway transportation will become principal during the Games-2014: bringing of high-speed routes into operation will allow to reduce traffic jams even under condition of a large number of visitors.

«For the next years transport situation in Sochi will be difficult»

Igor Levitin, the minister of transport of the Russian Federation:

— The Olympic Games in Vancouver have shown that transport problem needs serious attention. The sum allocated for building of transport infrastructure for the Olympic Games in Sochi will make 100 billion roubles in 2010. 60 billion of them — for the combined highway and railway Adler — Alpika-service, and 40 billion — for the construction of roads in Sochi. For the next two years transport situation in Sochi will be difficult. We simultaneously begin building of 10 traffic interchanges in the city. It will be difficult for the city. We do our best to help local residents.


Author: Kirill Vlasenko