On the Purikan-Tynda section of the Far Eastern Railway, the construction of the second tracks started. This line connects the Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur Mainlines (BAM), IA PriamurMedia reports with reference to the regional government.
“This line was originally built as a single-track line, so more than 1.1 million cubic meters of roadbed will be dumped on the site for a new rail and sleeper grid,” the authorities explained.
The builders have to lay about 50 km of tracks, build 32 bridges, equip 16 culverts and upgrade traffic control systems. The work will be carried out on the stages of Purikan – Anosovskaya, Zabolotnoye – Efremov, Efremov – Belenkaya, Belenkaya – Fedoseev, Fedoseev – Networks, Pobozhiy – Tynda.
The tracks are being laid as part of a large-scale investment program to develop the infrastructure of the Eastern test site.
As specified in the corporate communications service of the Far Eastern Railway, it is planned to complete the modernization of the hauls by the end of 2024. This will increase the carrying capacity of the entire Bamovskaya-Tynda section from 42.2 million tons per year to 54.9 million tons.
On August 12, 2021, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu launched the reconstruction of the eastern branch of the BAM. The length of the section is 340 km. The minister noted that by the end of 2024, when the road is put into operation, the transport capabilities of Eastern Siberia will also increase.
In total, it is planned to build nine double-track inserts, nine sidings and a second main track on the eastern section of the BAM in 2021-2024.
The Baikal-Amur Mainline is a railway in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, along with the Trans-Siberian Mainline, is Russia’s second main railway outlet to the Pacific Ocean. It connects the cities of Taishet (Irkutsk Region) and Sovetskaya Gavan (Khabarovsk Territory).