The project could be worth 598 billion rubles ($9.7 billion).
Russian Railways have presented the final version of the St. Petersburg rail infrastructure development concept, Kommersant reports quoting its source that took part in elaborating the project.
The concept envisages creating two passenger rail semi-circles and moving rail cargo transit outside the city boundaries. The concept could cost 598 billion rubles ($9.7 billion) to implement.
The first semi-circle is to be routed from Oranienbaum (Lomonosov) via Pulkovo Airport to Toksovo. The second semi-circle is to connect Vsevolozhsk and Gatchina.
Besides, Russian Railways suggest intensifying rail traffic between St. Petersburg and Sestroretsk and between St. Petersburg and Vyborg.
In 2019, the authorities of St. Petersburg signed a cooperation agreement with Russian Railways envisaging modernization of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast transport system.
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