BAM and Trans-Siberian Railway: the eastern test site will expand the transport capabilities of Russia in the new conditions

The main road arteries of Russia for several decades have been the BAM and the Trans-Siberian. Built back in Soviet times, for the time being they perfectly satisfied the needs of a large country in the transportation of goods, since the flow of goods was much less than the current one.

At the beginning of the new millennium, in the years of strengthening economic relations with China, the volume of freight traffic increased significantly, as a result, the shortcomings of the old transport infrastructure were revealed: single-track connections between lines, the underdevelopment of intermediate stations and the lack of electrification of the BAM in a number of places on the highway. This hinders the possibility of a further increase in cargo traffic, the need for which appears during the period of intensification of trade relations between the Russian Federation and the countries of the East.

Back in 2013, it was planned to expand the capacity of the Eastern range of the Russian railway. Work began on the expansion of electrification, the construction of tunnels and additional trade routes. By 2024, the capacity of this route should double - from 70 to 150 million tons per year, and from 2030 to 185-200 million tons per year. At the same time, it is planned that the average delivery time of goods will be no more than 7 days.

Farmers are one of the main beneficiaries of fast delivery of goods, since the new transport capabilities of the Eastern Landfill will make it possible to quickly transport perishable products.

Along with this, even with the reduction of trade relations between Russia and Western countries, the need for the delivery of goods will not disappear. Therefore, the Eastern training ground of Russian Railways will always be in demand.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 December 2022 19: 38
    "was planned","should increase", "planned"
    For all the good, against all the bad.
    All for.
  2. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 9 December 2022 00: 11
    again, the communists are to blame, they could not expand the BAM at one time, they could not foresee that in the future "democratic" Russia industry would die and oil would have to be exchanged for thousands of echelons of Chinese goods
  3. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 9 December 2022 05: 30
    China is not aggressive. They just silently wait for someone to call on them for help.
    Such a moment must come. We are pushed towards it.

    And then you will have to lease the territories ..... The process in the "territories of advanced development" is already in full swing!

    As one friend says:

    Why, we have no other choice but to live from renting an apartment ..

    It will end, I believe, with the fact that one day the zdavalshika will be asked to leave with things.
  4. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 9 December 2022 07: 48
    Back in 2013 it was...

    Information for consideration.
    In 2013, the expansion of the eastern landfill was opposed by the Ministry of Finance and the economic bloc of the government, which argued that there would be nothing to transport to the east. Therefore, the expansion began only in the 20s, when prices for coal and raw materials crept up.
    Interestingly, someone from the then government, who blocked the expansion of Bam and the Trans-Siberian Railway, is now arriving in places not so remote or plowing somewhere in Magadan?