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Nov 03, 2017

Carrying capacity of BAM and Trans-Siberian Railway main sections increased by over one third since 2013

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As part of the project to modernise the railways in Russia’s Far Eastern region, the carrying capacity of a number of sections on the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Main Lines has been increased by more than one third since construction began in 2013.

Completion of the work planned for 2017 will increase the carrying capacity of the Baikal-Amur Main Line sections in comparison with the base level of 2012:

  • Taishet – Tynda - from 11.2 million tons per annum to 14.3 million tons, an increase of 27.7%. In accordance with the investment project’s details as approved by the Government of the Russian Federation, the target is to achieve an annual carrying capacity of 24.7 million tons by 2020;
  • Tynda – Komsomolsk-on-Amur - from 13.8 million tons per annum to 23.2 million tons, an increase of 68.1%; the target figure is 24.6 million tons;
  • Komsomolsk-on-Amur – Vanino - from 19.3 million tons per annum to 37.1 million tons, an increase of 92.2%; the target figure has already been reached.

The carrying capacity of the Trans-Siberian Main Line will be increased along the following sections:

  • Taishet – Bamovskaya - from 68 million tons per annum to 88.8 million tons, an increase of 30.6%; the target is 98.5 million tons;
  • Bamovskaya – Volochaevka - from 83.8 million per annum to 95.8 million tons, an increase of 14.3%; the target is 125.7 million tons;
  • Volochaevka – Nakhodka - from 59.6 million per annum to 78.5 million tons, an increase of 31.7%; the target is 125.1 million tons.

It is planned to commission facilities worth a total of 49.6 billion roubles in 2017.

Scheduled for completion is the reconstruction of 11 stations, 33 small bridges, 17.2 kilometres of the contact network, with 889 km of rail track to be modernised. In addition, 10 sidings, 38.2 km of second track on 5 station-to-station blocks and 9 multi-unit dwellings will be built.

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