“The total volume of investments into development of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and Trans-Siberian Railway will reach 696 billion rubles by 2025” – the head of the Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov reported.
He reminded that in accordance with the President’s May decree the carrying capacity of the oriental operating domain (the Baikal-Amur Mainline and Trans-Siberian Railway) would grow up to 180 million tons of coal by 2025. Later the export volume equal to 195 million tons was approved. “At that we shall increase container flow of traffic” the head of the Russian Railways said in addition.
In its turn the head of Minenergo of Russia Alexander Novak declared that the carrying capacity of the oriental operating domain (the Baikal-Amur Mainline and Trans-Siberian Railway) may be increased up to 201 million tons by 2025. “The first stage of the program for development of the oriental operating domain which is being realized by the Russian Railways foresees growth of coal export in oriental direction up to 125 million tons”, he noted.
Within the framework of the second stage it is deemed to increase coal traffic up to 180 million tons by 2024. As a result of more detailed elaborations among the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Transportation and Russian Regions together with the coal companies and the Russian Railways the growth of carrying capacity up to 210 million tons including coal supplies up to 195 million tons in the oriental direction was foreseen.
The cost of the project of the second stage of modernization of the railroad infrastructure of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and Trans-Siberian Railway with the purpose to develop carrying capacity and container flow traffic is evaluated in 676,18 billion rubles according to the Complex Plan on modernization and widening of transport and energy infrastructure for the period to 2024 prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Source of information: TASS