Moscow-Kazan High Speed Railway

Moscow-Kazan High Speed Railway

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Preparatory Works

Total Reported Cost

22.4 billion USD

Initiatives

Start Date

May 2013

Start of Construction

2019

Planned Completion Date

2022

Funders

Source(s) Amount
400,000,000,000 RUB
None USD
6,000,000,000 RUB

Description

The Moscow-Kazan High Speed Railway will connect the Russian capital to Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, passing through Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod and Cheboksary. It plans to reach speed up to 400km/h, and will cut traveling time from 14h7' down to 3h30'. The Moscow-Kazan section may later be extended to China, via Kazakhstan. The average annual passenger traffic is estimated at 195 mln people. The Moscow-Kazan High Speed Railway’s total length will stand at around 770 kilometers.