The authorities of Yamal and Russian Railways discussed construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway
16:08 13 июня 2019
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The authorities of Yamal and Russian Railways discussed construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway, development of passenger and cargo transportations and renewal of railroad station complexes. The governor Dmitry Artyukhov held the working meeting with the head of the Sverdlovsk Railway Ivan Kolesnikov.
Investments of the company “Russian Railways” in development of the railroad line in 2018 on the territory of Yamal made 0.8 milliard rubles (800 million rubles). 10 million 900 thousand tonnes of cargoes (the increase by 1.4% is in the plans for 2019) were delivered from stations of the Sverdlovsk Railway in 2018 within borders of Yamal. The holding “Russian Railways” fulfills large-scale projects to develop advanced amounts of cargoes and to provide economic growth of the territories.
“Thanks to construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway, Yamal will become an active participant in the process of delivery of cargoes from Western Siberia to ports of the Baltic Sea. The government of the region provides comprehensive support to the company, in order passengers would be able to travel comfortably, and cargoes would be sent efficiently and in proper time”, the head of the region said.
The Northern Latitudinal Railway will be fulfilled on the principles of public-private partnership in the form of concession. In the world practice this is the most progressive form of fulfillment of large capital-intensive projects, it allows providing financing and rationally distributing risks between the participants. The concession agreement on fulfillment of the project was signed in autumn of 2018.
“The Northern Latitudinal Railway is construction, which in Russia has not been fulfilled before either in scale or in complexity. There are deadlines for the project, and the railroad line is necessary as soon as possible – for the region, the Federal Okrug and the country”, Ivan Kolesnikov said.
The railroad line with the length 707 kilometers will be the central element of the unified arctic transport system. It will connect the western and eastern parts of the region, as well as the Northern and Sverdlovsk Railways. The new railroad line will reduce the length of cargo delivery from Western Siberia to the ports of the Baltic Sea, as well as will decrease the load on the existing southern route going to the Trans-Siberian railway. Also fulfillment of the project will allow significantly reducing transport costs in economy, extending the geography of suppliers of products to the region. Within its investment program Russian Railways will fulfill work on reconstruction of the sections adjoining to the Northern Latitudinal Railway, as well as the railroad line “Pangody – Noviy Urengoy – Korotchayevo” of the Sverdlovsk Railway (in 2019 the section is under design and survey work).
According to the information given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the press service of the head of the region, the meeting also clarified the parameters of development of railroad station complexes in Purpe and Noviy Urengoy, construction of a new station complex in Salekhard.