Sochi Light Metro

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The Sochi Light Metro is a public transportation system under construction in Sochi, Russia, that is slated for completion in 2013 before the 2014 Winter Olympics in that city.

According to a press release of Sochi Olympics, a light rail system was originally proposed which would span 36 km, but eventually a Russian-style light metro system has been opted. After Moscow's Butovskaya Line and Saint Petersburg's Nadzemny Express, the Sochi Light Metro will be Russia's third light metro, among 11 Russian rail rapid transit systems altogether.

The estimated construction budget is $758,8 million.The system will consist of three interconnected lines, with a total of 86.4 km of track and 24 stations running in a mixture of underground, mountain tunnels, elevated, and at-grade construction:
  • Olympic VillageGrushevaya Polyana, 49.9 km, 6 stations; according to the ongoing construction, the airport Sochi is not connected to this line. The airport Sochi is connected only by a dead-end station to Adler railway station.
  • Olympic VillageMamayka, via Adler Station and Downtown Sochi (with possible extension to Dagomys and Uch-Dere westwards): 36.3 km, 20 stations;
  • MamaykaGrushevaya Polyana, via Adler Station and Sochi International Airport: 69.9 km, 17 stations.


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