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05 july

Glavgosexpertiza gives go-head to HSR Moscow-Kazan project in Moscow and Vladimir regions

Glavgosexpertiza of Russia (General Board of State Experts Review) issued a positive conclusion on the design documentation for the third and fourth stages of the construction of the Moscow-Vladimir-Nizhny Novgorod-Cheboksary-Kazan high-speed railway.
These stages include a set of works to prepare the territory and to build a railway and related facilities of the section from Zheleznodorozhnaya station 23 km (Moscow region) to Vladimir HSR station (Vladimir region).
The design of the site was carried out taking into account the need to combine the construction of a high-speed railway and new sections of the M-7 "Volga" highway, bypassing the cities of Balashikha and Noginsk. Combining projects will allow better managing costs and minimizing the impact on the environment.
The approved section of HSR has a length of 172 km and it has three way passenger stations: Noginsk-HSR, Orekhovo-Zuevo-HSR, and Petushki-HSR.

Railway engineering is designed to gain maximum train speed up to 400 km/h. Two main routes with a total length of 384 km have been designed. 100 km will be built using the technology of the railway superstructure of the track on ballast, 284 km using the technology of ballastless construction. The use of technology of ballastless design will allow to maintain the stability of the track geometry at high train speed, to quickly lay the rail track, to minimize maintenance costs and to reduce the wear of the rolling stock.
The estimated travel time between Moscow and Vladimir with stops will be 56 minutes. By 2035, the average passenger traffic between Moscow and Vladimir will be 50 pairs of trains per day. The estimated number of passengers will be about 20 million people in 2035.
The profile volume of earthwork on the site will be about 32 million cubic meters. The volume of ballast material is more than 220 thousand cubic meters. The railway track will be equipped with state-of-the-art communication and locking systems, GSM-R / DMR communication modules, thermal viewers, surveillance cameras. The overhead system of KS-400 will have a length of 471.8 km.

Also on the site, 151 engineering structures were designed, including 26 large and medium bridges, 10 elevated railway tracks and 8 underground tracks. The area of permanent land allocation will be about 2 thousand hectares. There are as well engineering structures to pass field roads and the migration of wild animals. The design results carried out by the Russian-Chinese consortium of designers commissioned by High-Speed Rail Line (a subsidiary of Russian Railways) were transferred to Glavgosexpertiza of the Russian Federation on electronic data storage device of more than 200 gigabytes.

Fact sheet
Russian Railways continues the implementation of the Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project. Currently, a consortium of design companies consisting of Mosgiprotrans, Nizhegorodmetroproekt and China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd is rounding off the design work.
The length of the railway is 790 km; the cruising speed of trains is up to 360 km/h. The route will pass through the territory of seven regions of Russia (Moscow, Moscow Region, Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod regions, the Republic of Chuvashia, the Republic of Mari El and the Republic of Tatarstan). The travel time from Moscow to Kazan on a new line will be 3 hours and 17 minutes (instead of 14 hours now). It is planned to build 16 stops. In 2017, technical solutions were adopted for all elements of the high-speed railway infrastructure for different speeds. A positive conclusion was received on the conduct of a public technological and price audit for the project documentation of the Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod section (performed by Ernst & Young). The Public hearing at all sections of the railway was conducted and recognized as valid.

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