Moscow airport gets rail link to city
The new rail link from the Savyolovsky railway station to Sheremetyevo airport opened on Tuesday.
Passengers pay $US 7 dollars for a ticket that takes them from the airport to the city centre in exactly 35 minutes. For many business travellers, it’s a dream come true. For others, the chance to beat Moscow’s notorious traffic will come as a relief.
Russia’s Transport Ministry says drivers in the capital should notice the difference immediately, as the railway starts to relieve pressure on overcrowded roads.
State-run Russian railways invested more than $US 200 million in the project, an amount matched by private investors. The public-private partnership is thought to be the biggest of its kind so far in Russia.
Still to come is the Moscow transport hub, connecting all the airports by a circular railway.
Also in the pipeline is a new Moscow-St Petersburg highway.