«High-speed Railway»
Рус / Eng

Project Profile

The first stage of the creation of high-speed railway services in Russian Federation will be the construction of the Moscow to Kazan rail track of the HSL-2 link, which will run across the territory of 6 constituent entities of Russian Federation: Moscow and Moscow region, Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod region, Tatarstan. Subsequent development of the rail link includes its extension to Yekaterinburg.

The launch of the link will ensure a 4-fold reduction of the travel time between Moscow and Kazan: from the current 14 hours (on the existing railway infrastructure) down to 3.5 hours, whereas the travel time between Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan will be reduced by 7 times: from 10h 32m to 1h 37m. The Moscow-Kazan high-speed link will facilitate improvement of the degree of connection between the territories of Russia and the mobility of population; the average travel time between the capitals of the regions will be 1 hour.

Key Features of the Moscow-Kazan HSL Project:

  • Track length: 770 km
  • Travel time: 3 hours 3 minutes
  • Maximum speed: up to 400 kmph
  • Rail gauge: 1520 mm
  • Implementation scheme: PPP

Effects of constructing the Moscow-Kazan high-speed rail line (HSR):

There will be more than 373,000 workers employed on the construction of the HSR, and they will provide a multiplier effect on the economy.
Due to cumulative effects, the combined growth of GDP from 2019 to 2030 will be RUB 7.2 trillion.
The multiplier effect generated during the operation stage will generate additional tax revenues of RUB 2.3 trillion at all levels of government for the period of 2019-2030, which is more than the total cost of the project.
According to the results of a sociological study of public perception of HSR projects by Russia’s population, 85% of the country’s residents support HSR projects, and 50% view improved mobility as their consequence.