Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has approved a project to amend the territorial planning scheme of Russia, according to which it is planned to build a new railway from Moscow to St. Petersburg. This is reported on website Mayor of Moscow.
The total length of the new high-speed railroad (HSR) will be 680 kilometers. Of these, 43 kilometers will pass through the territory of Moscow. There will be four stops on this section: Leningradsky Railway Station, Rizhskaya, Petrovsko-Razumovskaya and Kryukovo. It is noted that the railway will pass in a single transport corridor of the Oktyabrskaya Railway, as it was in the original version of the territorial planning scheme developed in 2013.
At the same time, during the construction, the additions made by the capital government regarding the organization of the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers will be taken into account. In addition, the construction of the road is planned to be combined with the reconstruction of stops and the modernization of the track facilities of the Oktyabrskaya Railway as part of the creation of MCD-3.
In 2020, the Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia Vladimir Tokarev said that the first train on the new road from Moscow to St. Petersburg will pass in December 2026. According to him, the operational break-even point of the HSR can reach already in 2027, and reach net profit in 2031.