Russian Railways to meet with Italian officials
7 October 2013
ROME - The Russian transport company, Russian Railways, is in Italy to meet with transit officials and to study the country's high velocity (AV) train system.
The administrative director of the Russian company, Alexander Misharin, joined by a group of delegates, will meet with Mauro Moretti, the CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A on Tuesday.
Delegates from the two companies are meeting together to discuss the managing models of the Italian train network. The two parties will also discuss investment characteristics and the maintence cycle that makes Italy's system one of the safest in the world.
The delegation will visit the Central Computerized Apparatus (ACC) in Bologna, which manages the traffic, and they will also visit the AV control room.
Russian Railways is interested in bringing high-speed rail to Russia and hopes that it can reduce the commute from Moscow to Kazan from thirteen hours to under four. The company estimates that the project will cost around €22.25 billion.