The Railway Troops have started building the second railway line of the Baikal-Amur Railway (BAM), the press office of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic government reports.
Ten railway troops brigades will be deployed building a 340-km railway section from Ulak to Fevralsk. The rail station of Ulak will serve the Elga coal mine, while the station of Fevralsk is located near the Ogodzha coal deposit.
Modernization of the BAM railway is part of Russia Railways’ long-term development plan till 2025. One of the main targets of the program is improving transport mobility, expanding high-speed railway network, implementing high-speed railway projects, and modernizing rolling stock.