The test run of Lastochka train took place on September 28.
A feasibility study of regular train connection between St. Petersburg and Imatra is to be finalized within a year, according to TASS.
The contractor responsible for developing the document is Transport Integration. During the year ahead, it is planned to complete the feasibility study, agree it with the customs authorities, infrastructure owners and other interested parties in Russia and Finland, and get the final approval.
Russian Railways are considering launching two or three trains a day on the route. It expected that it will take 2 hours and 15 minutes to travel from St. Petersburg to Imatra. One-way ticket will cost 1.1 thousand rubles ($17.1).
To launch a regular train, it is necessary to renovate the Svetogorsk station, build a passenger platform in Imatra, and electrify the rail track section between the Kamennogorsk and Svetogorsk stations.
On September 28, a test train ran from St. Petersburg and back.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel