Aleksey Sitnikov: railroad workers of Yamal have prospects, have future
12:01 5 августа 2018
Категории: News in English
The Day of Railroad Workers is marked every year in Russia on the first Sunday of August. In 2018 the holiday is being marked on the 5th of August. The acting governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov, the first deputy governor of Yamal Aleksey Sitnikov and other official persons congratulated railroad workers with their professional holiday. According to Aleksey Sitnikov, Russian railways are ones of the first in the world by their length, passenger and cargo turnover. He expressed gratitude to railroad workers for their work, attention and achievements.
“Railroad transport today, as earlier, plays the key role in creation and fulfillment of global infrastructural projects. Already now experts call the Northern Latitudinal Railway “the railroad of life” not only for Western Siberia and the Arctic but also for the whole country. Fulfillment of railroad projects will create favorable conditions for socioeconomic development of northern regions of Russia. And therefore, railroad workers of Yamal have prospects, have future”, it is said in the congratulation from Aleksey Sitnikov.
In Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug railroad transport is represented with two areas: the Western (the line Choum — Labytnangi) and the Eastern (the lines Noyabrsk — Korotchayevo and Korotchayevo — Noviy Urengoy — Pangody — Nadym). The total length of railroad lines in the region makes 1695 kilometers. All lines are single-track with the capacity of 7-8 pairs of trains per day.
The railroad network is represented with three main lines: Choum-Labytnangi (195 km) being operated by the Northern Railway, Noyabrsk – Korotchayevo (398 km) – by Sverdlovsk Railway and Korotchayevo — Noviy Urengoy — Pangody — Nadym (299 km) – by Yamal Railway Company. There are also two technological lines: Noviy Urengoy — Yamburg (231 km) and Labytnangi — Bovanenkovo — Karskaya (572 km).
Construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway with approaches to it stays the main project on development of railroad transport in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The implementation period of the project is planned for 2019-2022 with commissioning of the sections in the first quarter of 2023. The main elements of the project are the following: the bridge passage across the Ob River, the railroad line Salekhard-Nadym, the railroad part of the bridge passage across the Nadym River. Also it is planned to reconstruct (to strength) the railroad sections Nadym — Pangody, Pangody — Noviy Urengoy — Korotchayevo, Konosha — Kotlas — Choum — Labytnangi, including the railroad station Obskaya. Implementation of the project will allow fulfilling effective year-round operation of the port of Sabetta and additional loading of the Northern Sea Route. In addition, influx of transit cargoes and additional revenues from export of transport services will be provided.
The Yamal Railway Company is responsible for providing of interrupted operation of railroads on the territory of Yamal. During its activity it received considerable experience of work in difficult climate conditions of the North. The big amount of different kinds of work on maintenance of infrastructure, improvement of its reliability was fulfilled, and considerable funds were allocated to updating and modernization of production-technical base. During 15 years the company transported more than 55 million tonnes of cargoes. More than 5 million passengers were sent. In 2015 the new, modern, multifunctional railway station was opened in Noviy Urengoy. It was transferred by the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug to trust management of the company.