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They decided to accelerate the modernization of BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railways

They decided to accelerate the modernization of BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railways
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Due to falling demand for coal in Europe, Russian Railways decided to accelerate the expansion of BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway. To redirect export to the east, the company promises to put into operation over 200 facilities at least a year ahead of schedule.

As the RBC, the company compiled a list of 212 priority areas on which it is necessary to build additional routes and expand stations to increase the carrying capacity of BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway in the direction of seaports and border crossings of the Far East. Russian Railways plans to reduce the terms of project implementation by one to two years.

About 50 objects from the list belong to the first stage of modernization of the BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway, which began in 2013, was supposed to be completed in 2017, but then was postponed to 2020. The list also includes objects from the second stage of modernization of the BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway, which implies an increase in throughput by decree of the president.

Now the latest deadline for the implementation of the priority projects of the Eastern training ground is 2023. The total investment of Russian Railways in the second phase of the project was estimated at 696,6 billion rubles, the amounts for the commissioning of 212 facilities were not announced.

At the end of last year, the Russian government decided topause additional issue Russian Railways 40 billion rubles for the modernization of the BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway for 2020. Only half of the funding will be allocated to the project.

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