Siemens can participate in the implementation of the HSR project “Eurasia”

MOSCOW, August 30. /TASS/. German company Siemens may participate in the project of high speed railway “Eurasia”. This possibility during the meeting were discussed by the President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov and chief Executive officer of the Department “Mobility” of company “Siemens AG” Jochen Eickholt. This is stated in the message of the Russian Railways.

“During the meeting the sides discussed prospects of development of cooperation between JSC “RZD” and the company “Siemens AG”, including cooperation in the development of high-speed passenger rail, as well as possible cooperation in the framework of the project “Eurasia”, – reported in a press release.

The project of high-speed railway (HSR) “Eurasia” linking Europe and China. The total length of highways will reach 9 thousand 447 km (distance Beijing – Moscow – Berlin), including a stretch of Brest – Dostyk (4 851 thousand km, of which on the territory of Russia – 2 thousand 366 km). The total capital cost of the construction of Brest (Belarus) – Dostyk (Kazakhstan) amount of 7.08 trillion, Dostyk Urumqi (China) was 0.76 trillion.

The cost of the Russian section of the CSM “Eurasia” is estimated at 3.58 trillion. It is assumed that the HSR in Russia will be held from the Bethesda Red (Smolensk oblast, near the border with Belarus) to the station Golden hill (Chelyabinsk oblast, near the border with Kazakhstan).

Currently comes the design of the Moscow – Kazan, which in the future can become part of a high-speed railway “Eurasia”. Start of construction of HSR Moscow – Kazan planned for 2018, entering service in 2023.