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Russian Government approves updated schedule for Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project

The Russian Government has approved the updated schedule for Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project. According to the order dated 13 of January 2016, the updated project schedule includes activities related to defining the project’s organizational and financial models, carrying out works on geotechnical investigation, land planning and demarcation development plan, engineering surveys and development of design documentation, construction and installation work, interaction with potential investors, the production of rolling stock, amending the legislation and establishing the legal framework and training.

Selection of milestones:

1. Defining the project’s organizational and financial models

Adoption of updated legal and financial models, including project management structure and support
Q1 2016

Developing and approving an agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People’s Republic of China concerning the project implementation
Q1 2016

2. Carrying out activities on geotechnical investigation, development of a site design and an area demarcation plan, and project documentation development

Submitting a draft of the Government’s act about sources for funding geotechnical investigation activities, development of a site design and an area demarcation plan, and project documentation development in the amount of 20 billion rubles (ex. VAT) to the Government of the Russian Federation
 January 2016

Performing technological and pricing audit of the geotechnical investigation, project documentation, including assessment of high-speed vehicle stock technical specifications and limitations, its operation and maintenance technologies with due account for the proposed design solutions
 January – October 2016

3. Measures necessary for the project construction withdrawal and allocation of land plots

Confiscation of plots and/or real estate properties for construction purposes under the project (to be done in parallel with construction and installation works)
 December 2018

Provision of land for facilities construction within project
 2020

Cadastral registration of infrastructure objects of the project
 January 2021
 

4. Execution of construction and installation works under the project

Obtaining construction permissions
January 2017

Implementation of construction and installation work
July 2020

5. Cooperation with prospective investors

Actualization of and confirming terms of investors’ participation in the project implementation
February 2016

Events for the selection of the investor (investors)
Q1 2016

6. Rolling stock manufacturing

Developing technical specifications of high-speed rolling stock in compliance with the project
2016

Elaborating and approving high-speed rolling stock operation technologies
2016

Holding competitive tenders for high-speed rolling stock suply provided that its production has a level of localization of 70-80%
December 2016

High-speed vehicle stock production in the Russian Federation
 December 2019

7. Introducing amendments to laws of the Russian Federation

8. Creating the regulatory environment

Actualization of Russian Railways  program for scientific and engineering support of high-speed railway main lines design and construction, approved by Roszheldor (The Federal Agency for Railway Transport) 
June
2016

Drafting amendments to the Customs Union’s technical guidelines ‘On High-Speed Railway Transport Safety’ (ТР ТС 002/2011)
 2017

 

9. Staff training

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