Fans at 2018 FIFA World Cup will be able to reach Volgograd Airport in 30 minutes
by electric train
Russian Railways is building a new railway line on the section from Gumrak station
to Volgograd’s international airport.
The project will enable passengers to travel between the suburban station of Volgograd-1
and the city’s airport by electric train in about 30 minutes.
Within the framework of the project’s implementation, railway tracks 1.2
km long will be laid from Gumrak station to Volgograd International Airport.
In addition to the airport terminals, a 176-metre island platform will be built
and fitted with a canopy, navigation, benches and urns along its entire length. Office
spaces and a row of turnstiles will also be built there. Two of the eight turnstiles
will be wide enough to allow the passage of wheelchairs.
On the basis of an audit of the cost estimate documentation, experts from the Rostov
branch of Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza concluded that the cost of the construction
work on the railway track along the Gumrak-Airport section had been assessed reliably
and complied with the current regulations.
The experts had previously issued a positive conclusion following a review of the
design documentation and the results of engineering research.
The project also provides for the construction of a railway crossing with the simultaneous
reconstruction of the road. The necessary infrastructure will be built all along the
line of linear construction, with engineering communications laid and transformer
substations and other auxiliary facilities installed.
The construction is being financed by Russian Railways. The total cost of the project
is 271.8 million roubles.