New toll road cuts Moscow-Saint Petersburg drive in half

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Russia’s first modern motorway opened last week!It almost halves the driving time between the two biggest cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

The “Neva” toll road, running 669 kilometres (416 miles) and named after Saint Petersburg’s main river, is Russia’s first long-distance toll road.

It boasts no traffic lights and a higher maximum speed limit of 130 kilometres per hour (81 miles per hour) versus 110 kph on other roads.

High-speed trains between the cities are still quicker, at around four hours but are relatively expensive.

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The new motorway toll costs up to 2,020 rubles ($32) per car.

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