The first cross-border railway bridge between Russia and China is opened to traffic

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The specialists of Bamtonnelstroy-Most Group of Companies have built the Russian part of the bridge

The first freight train has passed over the Nizhneleninskoye – Tongjiang Bridge, the first cross-border railway bridge across the Amur River. 50 rail cars loaded with ore have gone from Russia to China.

“The most important infrastructure facility for Russia and China has been built under severe climatic conditions in a remote geographical location far from large settlements. About 900 people and 215 units of equipment were involved in its construction,” General Director of SK MOST JSC (part of Bamtonnelstroy-Most Group of Companies) Roman Krapivin said.

Сonstruction of the Russian part of the bridge has been carried out on the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region, the Chinese part – in Heilongjiang Province. The new railway bridge is 2,209 m long. The total length of the Russian part of the bridge with approaches is 5,272 meters, 24.14 km of railway tracks have been laid.  The operating Leninsk-1 railway station has been reconstructed, the new Leninsk-2 station and Nizhneleninskoye railway checkpoint have been constructed as part of the project.

The bridge is designed for alternate passage of trains on a railway track with two gauge standards: 1,520 mm track for Russian rolling stock and 1,435 mm track for the Chinese.

Due to the bridge construction, the route used to deliver the products produced by the Far Eastern enterprises to customers in China and Southeast Asia countries will significantly shorten. Thanks to the new facility, seasonality will no longer affect the operation of the existing checkpoints thus boosting growth of competitiveness of the Far Eastern industry in the Asia-Pacific markets.

The BTS-MOST Group of Companies