Modernization of Shakhty-Kholmsk railway section on Sakhalin Island is completed

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Nine bridges have been built along the section

The specialists of STROY-TREST JSC, a member of the BTS-MOST Group of Companies, have completed construction and installation works at the 95th km of Shakhty- Kholmsk section of the railway on Sakhalin Island.

Nine bridges were reconstructed and built along this section.

The works are carried out as part of the conversion of the railway track on the island from the Japanese 1,067 mm gauge to the Russian 1,520 mm broad gauge. The Japanese narrow-gauge railway existed for 75 years and hindered the development of the region. Trains coming from the mainland had to change the wheelset to suit the narrow gauge.

“We have completed the work along the Shakhty-Kholmsk section with 9 bridges. This is the third stage of commissioning of the facilities to the customer. In August, 13 bridges were completed. 20 more bridges were ready in September. By the end of the year, we plan to complete all of the 62 bridges,” said Alexander Aleksanin, Head of the branch office of STROY-TRUST JSC in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

In total, 62 bridges have been built and reconstructed during the modernization of the Sakhalin’s railway infrastructure, 700 km of mainline railway tracks of the island’s rail network have been respiked. New bridges are built to replace the old Japanese ones, as their dimensions and characteristics do not allow to lay the Russian broad-gauge tracks on them.

The BTS-MOST Group of Companies