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Waiting times to be halved for Domodedovo's high-speed rail

A $44 billion dollar rail project is set to halve waiting times for high-speed trains to Moscow Domodedovo Airport.

A $44 billion dollar rail project is set to halve waiting times for high-speed trains to Domodedovo Airport.

Capacity on the express line between the airport and the city centre will increase by 65% – from 35 return journeys to 58 – once new tracks have been laid.

Trains currently depart every 30 minutes, but this will decrease to between 15 and 20 minutes, when new a track is put down between Aviatsionnaya Station and the airport.

Igor Borisov, Moscow Domodedovo Airport director, said: “The development of transportation infrastructure is one of the key factors of development of the largest air hub in the country.

“We are pleased that the airport’s plans to improve the transport accessibility and the quality of passenger services coincide with the plans of JSC Russian Railways, Moscow Railways, and Aeroexpress LLC.”

A further main track will also be laid between Paveletsky Railway Station and Domodedovo Station.

The increased traffic levels will be handled by a new high-capacity railway station at Domodedovo Airport, a project which has already been launched.

The new railway station will have four tracks and two platforms.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport launched the express railway route – which travels from the airport to the city centre in 45 minutes – 10 years ago.

Since 2002, passenger traffic at Domodedovo has increased from 6.7 million to 25.7 million, last year.

The express train has carried 40 million passengers in the last 10 years.

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