Sunday, December 19, 2010

Russia To Upgrade Rail to High Speeds Ahead of 2018 World Cup

Russia plans to expand and upgrade its rail system ahead of the 2018 World Cup to include high speed links between host cities.

New services designed to cut journey times and run more frequently than present services will be built between Moscow, Kazan, Samara and Ulyanovsk, Putin said.

"It will be a powerful incentive for the development of high speed rail services in the European part of Russia," he said.

Putin promises high speed travel during 2018 World Cup
RIA Novosti
December 12, 2010