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The second Baikal tunnel at BAM will be handed over in the first half of 2019 - EastRussia | Far East

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The second Baikal tunnel at BAM will be handed over in the first half of 2019

The second Baikal tunnel on the administrative border of the Irkutsk Region and Buryatia will be put into operation before the end of the first half of the year 2019. With the commissioning of the tunnel, the capacity of the Lena-Severobaikalsk section will increase from 15 train pairs per day to 25.

As the head of the East-Siberian railway Vasily Frolov, whose words are given by TASS, last year, the tunneling was completed with a length of six thousand 700 meters. This year, the construction of the upper structure of the track will be completed to put it into operation.

Construction of the second Baikal tunnel began in the year 2014. It is made to increase the capacity of the highway in one of the bottlenecks of BAM. The length of the tunnel will be seven km.