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Russia: Central Suburban Passenger Company to provide rail transportation services on Moscow Small Ring Railway

JSC Central Suburban Passenger Company (Central PPK) will provide rail transportation services on Moscow Small Ring Railway (CIT) for 15 years. Central PPK has already signed an agreement with Moscow Metro.

According to the document, Central PPK has to install an integrated ticketing system and to create a convenient timetables for passengers. The operator will also purchase 33 new EMUs. A number of 100 pairs of trains, on two selected paths of the CIT, will run per day. The interval of movement in peak hours will be about five minutes.

small_ring_moscow_railwayThe 54 km railway line, build initially to serve just rail freight transport, is under reconstruction, in order to also serve  passenger traffic. In August last year, JSC “Moscow Ring Railway”, the developer of the project, announced that works progressing on schedule, with 40% of the construction works being completed.

The railway is integrated into the city’s public transportation system and connected with existing and future metro (15 interchanges) and surface transportation lines (10). A number of 32 stops are projected, which gradually will be turned into transport hubs (TPU). The total investment is estimates at RUB54.8 billion.

 Photos: Central PPK, Transuzhstroy

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