Over 200 train pairs to go on daily shuttle trips during Sochi Games
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko has informed Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about Sochi's preparedness to host the Winter Olympic Games.
"The Sochi transportation system is steadily shifting into Olympic gear. The most modern railroad terminal in the country has opened in Adler and transportation hubs have been constructed in the mountains and in the Olympic Park. Some 210 train pairs will go on daily shuttle trips during the Games and almost 5 million trips will be made," Chernyshenko said.
Olympic viewers will also be transported by 963 buses assigned from other regions of Russia, he said.
"A new motorway, which cuts the travel time to the highland cluster in half, has opened for traffic. The hourly traffic capacity will stand at 20,000 passengers during the Games," the committee president emphasized.
In his words, 3,178 vehicles will be assigned for the Organizing Committee and 90 percent of them have already been delivered to Sochi.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, 33 chiefs of state and prime ministers will attend the Games, Chernyshenko said.