Poltavchenko assessed the cost of “Aeroexpress” in St. Petersburg in 18 billion rubles

Moscow. December 28. The total cost of the project “Aeroexpress” from airport “Pulkovo” is estimated at 16-18 billion rubles, said the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko in an interview with Federal news agencies.

The Federal government has allocated Petersburg credit value of 10 billion rubles for the implementation of the project.

“Largely thanks to the support of Valentina Matvienko (the speaker of the Federation Council) and the leadership position of the country to the St. Petersburg budget a loan at 1.5% per annum in the amount of 10 billion rubles. This money is not enough for the implementation of “air Express”, the project itself is more expensive. We are negotiating with Russian Railways, a company that deals with these shipments, and our investors, including the LSR group to collect a block co-investors,” – said Poltavchenko.

According to the Governor, the question of where will be put the line “Aeroexpress” from “Pulkovo” has not been resolved. The city authorities are considering two options: the Baltic and Vitebsk train stations.

“In early 2016 we will take final decision. Credit funds will be used for the construction of a transport hub in St. Petersburg, the necessary infrastructure in “Pulkovo”, as well as interchanges with existing road and rail routes,” – said Poltavchenko.