Rus News Journal

Moscow does not hasten to refuse trams

Department of building of Moscow this year plans to construct and repair in total 75 km of tram lines. Modernisation of ways will be spent at once on several sites of the Warsaw and Open highway, by highways of Enthusiasts, in Picturesque street and street of Heroes Panfilovtsev. It is supposed to replace a road covering of tram ways - on approaches to ways and on moving on crossing with highways. Instead of peschano - concrete plates there will be rubber panels. They will allow to make movement by less noisy, the radio station " informs; City - FM .

Authorities of the capital already declared open competition on performance of contract works. The initial (maximum) price of the contract makes 34 million rbl. According to the chairman of the supervisory board of association mezhregionavtotrans Sergey Hrapacha, tram lines in capital have ceased to build in 1982.

If to repair all lines, including in city centre, it is wrong. Because narrow streets and a heap of the cars parked in not put place, do this idea absurd. It will be very difficult to carry out movement in the centre of Moscow - considers g - n Hrapach. On its supervision, the tram is very popular on highway of Enthusiasts, especially in those areas where there are close metro stations, and also in the street no Heroes Panfilovtsev.

In Europe exists two approaches to a problem of trams, has told on air City - FM head mezhregionavtotransa . As he said, some states try to exclude in general a streetcar service, considering that it hammers in narrow curve streets of old cities. Others, on the contrary, consider that it is necessary to develop system of the so-called high-speed trams reminding a short electric train of the underground. Something similar already is in Volgograd.