Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sochi Road-Rail Project Quickens Pace

Work is being expedited in Russia to complete a combined rail and road link to improve connectivity to remote host city Sochi.

Russian Railways is speeding up construction of the main infrastructure project for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi – the combined road and rail route linking Adler and the Alpika-Service mountain resort.

In line with requirements set down by the International Olympic Committee, Russian Railways’ contractors are carrying out tunneling work at six tunnel complexes on the mountain route. To date, servicing-evacuation tunnels have been created at complex No. 1, complex No. 5, and rail tunnel No. 2. Work on the other tunnels is proceeding on schedule.

$1.34 bln invested in combined road for Olympics during first half of year
July 21, 2010