Proposals have been made for high speed trains to run on two routes between Omsk and Novosibirsk, and Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk.
Part of Trans-Siberian: general view of Novosirsk railway station. Picture: The Siberian Times
The trains would have speeds of between 300 and 400 kilometres per hour.
This could slash times on these journeys from ten to 12 hours to a maximum of three hours.
Pravda.ru reported that a battle between Russian Railways, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economical Development could bring the lightning fast lines to Siberia.
A plan for high speed train links between St Petersburg, Moscow and Ekaterinburg has met a "cool reception" from two government bodies, it is claimed.
'Instead officials from both ministries prepared a report to the President suggesting to pay more attention to the east and build super fast railways (with train speed of 300 to 400 km an hour) between the biggest cities in Siberia, the Urals and the Volga region,' said the news site.
Such a plan, which could take years to develop, would be a boon to business and private travellers as well as tourists.
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