By 2025 the load of the Northern Latitudinal Railway will make more than twenty million tonnes
17:10 27 января 2017
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By 2025 the total load of the Northern Latitudinal Railway will be about 24 million tonnes of cargoes. This information was given by the director general of the Institute for Transport Economics and Development Fyodor Pekhterev on the Federation Council.
As he notes, by 2025 the total load of the Northern Latitudinal Railway is forecasted in the amount about 24 million tonnes, large fields of oil and gas in the north of Ural Federal Okrug are the resource base for existing and planned activities in the area of the Northern Latitudinal Railway. In addition, on the area of the Northern Latitudinal Railway today there are more than 15 fields, which, according to various estimates, in the future may give from 15 to 23 million tonnes of additional cargoes, as he says.
Fyodor Pekhterev notes that further development of infrastructure is necessary for development of advanced amounts of cargoes, as tass.ru informs. He says that new railroad lines and stations will be built and existing ones will be reconstructed within the project, including the bridge passage across the Ob River.
It is expected that the cargo traffic through the ports of the North-Western basin, according to the information give by the speaker, by 2025 will grow up to 165 million and 700 thousand tonnes. Actually, that is more than 40 million tonnes of increase or on 33 percent above the today’s level. The main cargo streams in the amount up to 132 million tonnes — growth on about 32 percent in the accounting year – will come to the ports of the North-West and the Leningrad Region, and also to the port of Murmansk in the amount of about 30 million tonnes, as Fyodor Pekhterev notes.
The length of the Northern Latitudinal Railway is 707 kilometers of railroad bed, which will connect Yamal with the Ural Region and the North-West of Russia and will provide connection of transport system of Russia through the port of Sabetta with the Northern Sea Route. It is planned to fulfill the project from 2018 to 2022.