New Russian Railway Corridor to Reduce Trans-Siberian Transit Time

A new railway corridor in the Russian Far East will provide a faster connection between the Trans-Siberian railway and the Pacific Ocean via a new port on the Sea of Japan,  according to Sputnik News.

The project, which has a completion date of 2025, is being managed by Khabarovsk-based transport logistics company Samarga-Holding and is expected to cost $6.5 billion .

Under the project, a logistical center will be built at a railway station in Khabarovsk and a new railway line will be laid from Khabarovsk to the neighboring Primorye Territory, according to the report.

“The project cuts the distance to the Trans-Siberian railway by 550 km and allows much faster transportation of cargo to the European part of Russia. This transport corridor will be able to serve most of the ports of the Russian Far East, as well as Japan, China and Korea,”  Alexander Vasilyev, director of Samarga-Holding told the website.

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