Traffic via New Kuznetsovsk Tunnel to Open Ahead of Schedule

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Reconstruction of Oune – Vysokogornaya Section of Far East Railway Line will be completed ahead of schedule. The builders of SK MOST Group of Companies are conducting preparations for the opening of traffic via New Kuznetsovsk Tunnel in October 2012.

Initially it was planned to open New Kuznetsovsk Tunnel for traffic in the first quarter of 2013. However, because new technologies were put in place coupled with the appropriate construction management techniques, the builders have advanced significantly ahead of schedule, and the tunneling operations had been completed last year long before the targeted date.

The track is being installed on site. Traffic via New Kuznetsovsk Tunnel will open after all utility lines have been hooked up. After the Oune – Vysokogornaya Section reconstruction project has been completed, the traffic capacity of the railway between Komsomolsk-na-Amure and Sovetskaya Gavan will become more than twice as big, with an increase to up to 35.5 million metric tons.

Sergej Sysoev / SK MOST
Photo: Sergej Loskutnikov / SK MOST

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