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China considers construction of high-speed railroad to Russia’s Far East - Mr Trutnev

Infra News - Published on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

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RT reported that a 180 km-long high-speed railroad could soon link China’s city of Suifenhe in southeastern Heilongjiang province with Russia’s Vladivostok in the Far East. The project is worth USD 7 billion, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mr Yury Trutnev, who is the presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District. He said that “A Chinese company considered everything in detail and came to the conclusion that the construction of the railroad is cost-effective.”

Mr Trutnev said that there are still several issues to be resolved by the Russian side, adding that the Chinese company has almost completed a feasibility study.

He said that “The most important issue is the width of the track.” He explained that both sides had considered different options, including a dual gauge. However, the Russian Ministry of Transport and Russian Railways (RZD) insist on laying domestic track with a width of 1520mm.

The new railroad will be part of the Mudanjiang-Vladivostok high-speed rail link, the development of which was agreed earlier this year. The USD 12 billion project will involve the construction of more than 380km of rail, incorporating an estimated 12 new stations, and an undetermined number of bridges and tunnels. The operating speed of trains on the line is expected to reach 250kph.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Fri, 24 Aug 2018
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