The high-speed railway line Moscow – Vladimir – Nizhny Novgorod – Kazan, which has been designed to handle train speeds of up to 400 kph, has been included in the Russian Federation’s territorial planning scheme.
A corresponding decree, No. 429-R, was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 22.03.2014. In accordance with the document, changes have been made to the Russian Federation’s territorial planning scheme in the field of federal transportation (rail, air, sea and inland waterways) and federal roads as approved by the Federal Government on 19 March 2013 № 384-r, including the high-speed 770km railway between Moscow – Kazan.
The scheme involves the construction and reconstruction of railway stations and separate points with track development, including three stations : Kursk Station in Moscow (with a total area of 49,100 sq m²), Moscow Station in Nizhny Novgorod (total area of 32,700²) and Kazan Terminal -2 in Kazan (10,800 sq m²); 9 other stations on the Noginsk, Orekhovo-Zyevo, Petushka, Vladimir, Kovrov, Dzerzhinsk, Aeroport, Cheboksary and Pomary high-speed lines; 3 passing stations and 17 dispatcher points.