A high-speed train service will be introduced on the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod line on 30 July. By running Sapsan trains between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Railways is opening up the new high-speed route St Petersburg – Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod.
Railways is currently concluding work, which has been ongoing since 2006, to rebuild infrastructure on the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod line to enable high-speed services.
In reconstructing the Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod line, the following work was carried out:
- tracks were developed at 17 stations;
- around 33 km of main tracks and station tracks were laid;
- electric signal boxes operating 269 track switches were modernized;
- 27 artificial structures were rebuilt;
- 139 km of overhead lines were re-installed;
- 11 crossings were reconstructed, with the creation of new signal boxes;
- 331 km of barriers were installed alongside the line.
In the past four years, Russian Railways has invested 9.49 billion rubles in the line’s reconstruction