Russian Railways is to build a new railway line to the Northern Terminal Complex (NTC) at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, it has announced.
The new line will extend to Terminal B and Terminal C, which is under construction. The new railway infrastructure development is part of a Russian Railways investment program designed to increase the airport’s transportation accessibility and reduce the load on the road network.
The project is to be carried out in two stages. The first involves the construction of the Sheremetyevo-1 station in the NTC, featuring two platforms, a 3km (1.9 mile) double-track railway and a single-track branch that will connect the new station with the Sheremetyevo-2 station located in the South Terminal Complex (STC), which includes terminals D, E and F.
Once the first stage is complete, shuttle trains will leave the STC for the NTC every 15 minutes.
Work has begun on building supports for the overpass and spans, as has construction of the station complex, which will be located on the overpass. The station complex will connect an off-street crossing with Terminal B.
The second stage of the project will involve Russian Railways continuing work on the two-way connecting line from the Sheremetyevo-1 station, which will connect to existing routes in the direction of the Sheremetyevskaya stop on Moscow Railway’s Savelovsky line.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.