The Sochi Light Metro
is a public transportation system under construction in Sochi
, 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 Village — Grushevaya 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 Village — Mamayka, via Adler Station and Downtown Sochi (with possible extension to Dagomys and Uch-Dere westwards): 36.3 km, 20 stations;
- Mamayka — Grushevaya Polyana, via Adler Station and Sochi International Airport: 69.9 km, 17 stations.
The tender announced by Russian Railways
in February 2009 was won by Bombardier
with «Spacium» train. The total number of trains is 54, each with 9 cars for 1007-1036... Read More