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The Eurasian track

Will the trains in Russia be as fast as in China

The Eurasian track

Andrey Krainiy

Ex-head of Rosrybolovstva, State Secretary of the Eurasian Development Bank
I will never forget my impression, received in Shanghai from the flight ... from the airport to the city center. 30 kilometers for, attention, 7 minutes! Only his wife managed to throw a message that flew. The train flies 450 km / hour. There was such impression, that from one plane has moved in another. Actually, 30 km, the language does not turn to call it a train, it gathers speed, flies and brakes. At 250 km / h, it should be noted that the stopping distance is 2 km.

This is China. By high-speed highways - this is the first country in the world. It grows by 2000 km per year.

Do you know how many kilometers of high-speed railways we have in Russia, the largest territory in the world?

No one!

Even the Sapsan traffic between Moscow and St. Petersburg can not be called high-speed in the full sense of the word. Because modern high-speed trains in regular operation develop speeds up to 350-400 km / h. The world record, by the way, is 603 km / h. That is, before Peter, in principle, we could "reach" an hour and a half.

And now about the money.

According to European standards, on average, the construction of 1 km of a high-speed highway costs 20-25 million euros, its annual maintenance is 80 thousand euros. The cost of one high-speed rail train with 350 seats ranges from 20 to 25 million euros, its annual maintenance costs 1 million euros.

Boring, you must agree, the figures. About speed - more alive!

Talk about the activities of our international financial institution is impossible without binding to specific investment projects. Otherwise it will be boring and uninteresting. But what can be more interesting than real plans and real work on solving one of the two eternal Russian ills?

And not only us. The countries of the Unified Energy System in general and, in particular, Russia and Kazakhstan, should give priority to the development of rail transport. Almost all experts agree on this. That is why our infrastructural efforts are concentrated primarily on railway transport.

In late May, several potential investment objects were registered in the signed documents. Including, the first in Russia high-speed highway "Moscow-Kazan".
And this is only a site! In the aftermath of the SCM, "Moscow-Kazan" will become part of the high-speed highway "Eurasia". So we call it. The Chinese prefer to call this road the Silk Road and, by the way, they have already built their part of the way from Beijing to Berlin.

Before them now is boundless Russia and a gigantic Kazakhstan.

However, we got down to business! On the way from Moscow to Kazan - Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary ... More Ekaterinburg!

The length of the route of the Moscow - Kazan highway will be 770 kilometers, the maximum speed of movement - up to 400 kilometers per hour. The road will pass through the territory of seven constituent entities of Russia. The total cost of the project is, according to Russian Railways, about 1,5 trillion rubles. The planned commissioning date is 2023. We are ready to co-finance the project, including through participation in the share capital of a special project company - the concessionaire. The bank plans to provide debt financing, is ready to participate in attracting financing from international investors, to act as a financial advisor and settlement bank.

So, I'm sure soon we will get unforgettable impressions from our flights on the Earth!
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