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Russian PM Invited Regions to Build Viaducts over Railways

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev invited regions to invest in building viaducts over railways, the Gudok reports.

“Of course, the more crossings we have, the more risks we have”, Mr. Medvedev said. “The railway was, is and will be a place of higher danger because the transport is very inertial. The Sapsan has a 6 km braking distance - it is quite a distance. For this reason, the more intersections and less obstacles we have, the better. Furthermore, not only RZD has to invest but regions and, probably, private business in some projects”.

Russia operates around 11,000 railway crossings with 2,300 manual, serviced by railroaders.

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