President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov updates Moscow's mayor on progress of reconstructing Small Ring of Moscow Railways
During a joint working tour of the railway infrastructure on the Small Ring of Moscow Railways, Russian Railways' President Oleg Belozerov showed Sergei Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow, the construction work being carried out in the framework of this project. The tour took place on 20 November 2015.
"We do not know of any analogues to this project in terms of its importance and its speed of construction. We have proved once again that we do not just keep in step with everyone else, but even surge ahead. Despite the huge number of connections required, we plan to complete the work to carry out running tests by March 2016, and next year we will certainly launch this project, which is very important for us," said the President of Russian Railways.
According to Sergei Sobyanin, the launch of passenger traffic on the Small Ring of Moscow Railways will greatly relieve the Moscow underground's Circle Line, suburban connections and the capital's railway stations, which today attracts millions of people. They will have new opportunities to travel and change to other directions.