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What about the costs?
The material side of the issue was also carefully analyzed. The construction of the section between St. Petersburg and Moscow will cost 1.5 trillion RUB, but the benefits from its operation, according to preliminary calculations, should be twice as large. An alternative option was again proposed: not to build a new route, but to improve the old one in order to increase the maximum possible speed of trains to 280 km/h. Methods of construction and reconstruction are also actively discussed, since they have a number of features for high-speed routes. An assessment of the behavior of the soil under high dynamic loads is required and the construction of the route taking into account these data is required. The initial characteristics of the existing road were designed for completely different loads, the reconstruction that has already been carried out has brought it closer to the limit of possibilities, so it will be more and more difficult to improve the existing canvas further. And, according to experts, more expensive than building a new one.