On Sakhalin for the summer will stop the movement of trains

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The trains will stop on Sakhalin for the summer to keep working to change the width of the railway track on the national standard, according to the government of the region.

Now the width of railway gauge on Sakhalin, Japanese standard and is 1067 mm. Today was reconstructed under the Russian standard of 1520 mm to almost 626 kilometres of the main way of 806 built 64 new bridges and 80 culverts. To complete the reconstruction of the road is planned in 2020.

«During the works — from 1 June to 31 August the far Eastern rail road will suspend train traffic on the island», — is spoken in the message. Just this year on Sakhalin transferred to the national standard of 52.4 kilometers of the railway. The new rail-sleeper grid is to be laid on the stretch of the West coast of the island between the villages of Chekhov, Novoselovo and the city of Tomari, as well as from the village of Ilyinskoye, where construction of the power plant, to the village of Arsent’yevka.

In addition to the «remaking» on the road from Arsentyevka to the village of Buyukly have to build 32 new bridge and reconstruct a number of stations, have informed in a press-service. «It will allow to withdraw from the purchase of rare and expensive narrow-gauge equipment, as well as permutations of wheel pairs. Today at the delivery of cars from the mainland to Sakhalin and back without this expensive operation is necessary. Moreover, operation of current rolling stock soon and will do the impossible. New requirements of technical regulations of the Customs Union on safety of rail transportation prohibit the use of the region’s wheeled trolleys and commuter trains of the old sample after 2020», — said the press service of the regional government.

At the time of the «remaking» of the railway on the island will adjust the scheme of freight and passenger traffic. The authorities agreed with the carriers about increasing the summer the number of passenger bus trips between the districts. «In addition, we expect additional possibilities of aviation. For example, there is the option of introducing route Nogliki-Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Now we specify the rate, are considering ways of attracting aircraft companies «Aurora» — leads the press service quoted Minister of transport of the Sakhalin region Sergey Sadovnikov.

To deliver the bulk of cargo on the island during the closure of the railway would transport. Major traffic flows to the North of the island, is expected to go by sea.