Transstroy commissioned the Tommot-Yakutsk railway line
August 30, 2014The Tommot-Yakutsk railway line, the last section of the Amur-Yakutsk Mainline, was commissioned on July 30, 2014. Now it is open for delivery of equipment, of manufactured and food items. The line will be open for passenger traffic in 2015.
The line connects the city of Yakutsk in Russia’s far North-East with the Trans-Siberian Railway and Baikal-Amur Mainline and is the largest railway project to be undertaken in Russia in the last 30 years.
The construction of the Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk railway line was held in severe climatic conditions of frozen soils, in a region where temperatures range from 30°C in the summer to -50°C in the winter.
Alongside laying 800 km of rail the project has involved the construction of complex infrastructure: over 330 structures from bridges to power supply facilities and stations.