Carrying capacity of BAM and Transsib reached 144 million tons

The carrying capacity of the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Railways in 2020 reached 144 million tons. This made it possible to increase the transportation of goods to the Far Eastern ports by 8.6% to 110.4 million tons, reports railway magazine Railway Supply referring to the information from Russian Railways.

Carrying capacity of BAM and Transsib reached 144 million tons
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It is noted that the increase in traffic was achieved through the implementation of the modernization project of the BAM and Transsib. “The main work has been completed to ensure the movement of trains at more than 100 infrastructure facilities, including the reconstruction of Volochaevka, Novaya Chara and Ikura stations,” the message says. “In 2020, over 100 km of additional main tracks were put into operation, including the second tracks on the Kunerma – Delbichinda, Bireya – Kirenga, Taku – Balbukhta, Balbukhta – Syulban, Lena Vostochnaya – Predlensky, as well as in the Baikalsky tunnel.”

More than 20 km of tracks were constructed at 7 stations (Tynda, Selgon, Novaya Chara, Khilok, Volochaevka-2, Litovko, Dzharmen) and two crossings. 15 railway bridges were reconstructed.

In addition, facilities of the locomotive economy were commissioned, including a locomotive maintenance point at Zabaikalsk station, a rest house for locomotive crews at Lena Vostochnaya station. 4 traction substations were put into operation – in Khabarovsk, at the stations Smolyaninovo (Primorsky Territory), Niya (Irkutsk Region), Uryum (Zabaikalsky Territory). More than 140 km of lines have been electrified.

Along with the effects of infrastructure development, the growth in carrying capacity is ensured by routing traffic, increasing the weight of the train, organizing the driving of connected trains using modern powerful locomotives.

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