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The capacity of BAM and Transsib will be increased by 66 million tons

Approved investments at the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Transsib allow increasing the capacity by 66 million tons, PRIME reports, following a press conference of Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin.

According to the technological and price audit of the project for the reconstruction and modernization of BAM and Transsib, the target indicator of the increase in the carrying capacity of these highways after reconstruction has been increased from 55 to 75 million tons. In addition, there is an increase in the maximum weight of the train from 6,3 thousand tons to 7,1 thousand tons to 2030 of the year.

The current throughput of Transsib is about 100 million tons per year, BAM - about 10 million tons. Thus, the carrying capacity of the railway in the direction of the Far East after reconstruction should increase to 185 million tons.

The volume of investments for the comprehensive reconstruction of BAM and Transsib to 2018 is 562 billion rubles, of which 150 billion rubles is allocated from the NWF, 110 billion rubles are in the form of direct budget investments, and about RUR1NUMX billion are planned to be attracted through the investment program of RZD.

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