The measures required to develop the railway infrastructure of the Eastern operating domain involve eliminating infrastructural constraints on the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Mainlines in order to transport 66 mln tonnes of additional freight from the fields of the Eastern operating domain. Implementing this project will contribute to the development of the region’s industrial enterprises, create new jobs and establish the necessary economic conditions for the effective and sustainable development of Siberia and the Far East.
Spending as part of the 2015 Investment Programme on work to develop the railway infrastructure of the Eastern operating domain (the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Mainlines) totalled RUB 64.2 bln.
In accordance with the detailed action plan for the development of the Eastern operating domain approved on 28 December 2015 in Minutes
No. 9 of the Government Transportation Commission, the following was commissioned as part of the project:
- 559.6 km of secondary tracks on the Predlensky-Chudnichny, Chudnichny-Zvezdnaya and Kun-Poni stretches (second and third phases);
- 30.5 km of station tracks and 87 turnouts at the Tuluchi, Gurskoye, Bolshoy Log, Inau, Oune and Ryazanovka stations, the Moscow Komsomolets passing loop and Khuma;
- 312.3 m of the Obluchensky Tunnel (second phase of reconstruction) on the Obluchye-Izvestkovaya section;
- a pedestrian bridge at the Urusha station, four bridges on Zabaykalsk Railway with total length of 88.2 m, three bridges on Far Eastern Railway — 183.2 m and two pipes on East Siberian Railway — 48.1 m;
- a vacation retreat for locomotive crews at the Volochayevka-2 station;
- a first-group operational enterprise with the construction of a vacation retreat for locomotive crews at the Zima station.
A total of 1,217.9 km of tracks were modernised, 1,171.2 km of seamless long-welded rails were laid and 437 turnouts with concrete sleepers were installed.