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17 april

Opening of Moscow - Kazan high-speed rail line regional information center in Kazan

On April 17 of 2015, a Moscow — Kazan high-speed rail line regional information center was launched in Kazan. Its establishment was attributed to the necessity of efficient and comprehensive information support for the construction of the Moscow — Kazan — Yekaterinburg high-speed rail line HSR 2. The main objective of the center is to provide the general public with current information about the status of project implementation, create an efficient system of interaction with the residents of localities adjacent to HSR 2, offer opportunities to the general public to learn about the stages of project implementation, the project’s technical and economic indicators and secondary social impact, etc. The center will offer a brief overview of the region, general information about the route of Moscow — Kazan HSR 2, the attraction area of the localities, and description of the rail line (substantiation of the selected route, stops, travel time, structures to be built, development of additional infrastructure). At the center, one can learn about the impact of HSR 2 construction on creation of new jobs for the residents of Tatarstan, development of the region as a tourism cluster, economic development of the region, and comparative analysis of impact of the HSR construction on development of the regions of the route in foreign countries. Additionally, the information center will hold exhibitions of sites pertaining to the project (posters, models, etc.), organize tours, lectures and other activities aimed at increased interest in the high-speed rail transport among young people. Among planned activities are press conferences, press tours and other events with media participation. Russia’s first HSR regional information center was launched in the main lobby of the train station in Nizhny Novgorod on September 11, 2014. On October 10 of 2014, an information center was opened at the railway station in Vladimir. The opening ceremony at the information center in Kazan was attended by Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildar Sh. Khalikov, Minister of Transport and Public Roads of the Republic of Tatarstan Lenar R. Safin, Deputy Minister of Transport of RF Alexey S. Tsydenov, First Vice-President of JSCo “Russian Railways” Alexander Misharin, and a delegation of the People’s Republic of China.

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