To start the clock movement of trains “Sapsan” between Moscow and St. Petersburg will require the construction of overpasses at the crossings, said company President Oleg Belozerov.
MOSCOW, 17 Dec. Railways in 2016 can run a clock the movement of trains “Sapsan” between Moscow and St. Petersburg, but it will require the construction of overpasses at level crossings, it follows from the words of the President of the company Oleg Belozerov.
The head of Russian Railways reminded that the schedule for the clock movement (after a certain period of time) there were questions from the administration of St. Petersburg and the Tver region. It has created more problems for residents, who in several places were moved via railway into the suburbs. According to him, the parties agreed to increase the frequency of operation, but reduced the time of closure of the crossings.
“We have increased the number of “Peregrine”, but the closing of the crossings has even decreased. We are slowly increasing the number of trains, but this term “clock movement” we have not yet achieved. I think next year we will go, but it will be associated with the need for construction of overpasses. Until we came to the model build, together with the Federal center and the region,” — said Belozerov on Thursday.
Russian Railways is planning to organize so-called “clock movement” of “Sapsan” trains departing every hour. Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin in August reported that the city authorities have not given the company consent due to severe traffic jams at crossings. According to relaxed, tube on the number of crossings per day exceed 17 hours. The introduction of the new schedule “Peregrine”, he said, will lead to persistent traffic jams in the suburbs of St. Petersburg Kolpino.