SCR says still early to speak about building railway to Zvartnots airport

SCR says still early to speak about building railway to Zvartnots airport

YEREVAN, December 19. / ARKA /. Viktor Rebets, CEO of South Caucasus Railways, a Russian company operating Armenia’s railroads, said today  it was still early to talk about building a railway to Yerevan Zvartnots airport due to lack of a feasibility study.

In 2012, the South Caucasus Railway , the Armenian ministry of transport and Armenia-International Airports Company signed a memorandum of intention for a railway to be constructed towards Zvartnots airport.

The railway is to be 7,800 meters long, of which 5,350 meters is to l be a new railway line. The project includes construction of an 810 meters long tunnel. This railway, if built,  will connect the passenger terminal of Zvartnots airport with Charbakh Metro station and the airport’s cargo terminal with Karmir Blur railway station.

The memorandum was signed in view of the government’s strategic program of establishment of logistical center and a free economic zone near Zvartnots airport. In accordance with the memorandum, the parties agreed to appoint responsible persons who were given three months to develop proposals on the feasibility of the project.

Speaking at a news conference today, Rebets said there was no calculation yet about how much of goods the projected railway could transport. 

South Caucasus Railways is a 100% subsidiary of state-run Russian Railways that was awarded a concesional management of SCR. The 30 year contract was signed in 2008. It can be prolonged for another 10 years. -0-  0-
 

16:02 19.12.2013

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