Information published on 6 September 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 199.

Russia: Vladimir Yakunin opens first section of new combined road in Sochi

  • News from UIC members

JSC Russian Railways is building the main infrastructure facility for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: the “Adler - Alpika Service” combined railway and highway.
The lines of this road run to a total of 124.5 km, including 6 tunnel complexes (a total of 14 tunnels), 36 rail and 31 road bridges. The project has a strict completion deadline of 5 years, which requires focusing all logistical and financial resources on the simultaneous operation of all sites.

The first section of the “Adler – Alpika-Service” combined railway and highway was officially opened on 11 August in Adler. As noted at the opening ceremony by Vladimir Yakunin, President of JSC Russian Railways, the company put this first phase of the project into operation on schedule.

The new road will provide circular movement around the airport, which, in turn, will greatly facilitate the organization of vehicle traffic at Olympic construction sites and ease congestion.