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Developing high-speed rail transport in Russia

The changing economic situation in Russia, and the increase in…

4 August 2010 | By Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways

The changing economic situation in Russia, and the increase in business and transport activity among the country’s population in recent years, served as an incentive to draw up the Programme for the Development of High-Speed and Very High-Speed Transport, as part of the Strategy for Developing Rail Transport in the…

New high-speed route opens, linking Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow and St Petersburg

On 30 July 2010, Sapsan trains began running on the…

2 August 2010 | By Russian Railways

On 30 July 2010, Sapsan trains began running on the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod line. With the launch of the Sapsan service between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Railways has established a new high-speed route: Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow – St Petersburg...

Russia’s role in increasing international rail transportation

The issue of increasing the role of international rail transportation…

31 May 2010 | By Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways

The issue of increasing the role of international rail transportation between Europe and Asia has recently been growing in significance. Countries of the Asia-Pacific region, primarily China, are maintaining positive economic growth trends despite the global recession, and potential for boosting their foreign trade, including with European Union countries. Russia,…