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Russian Railways to reconstruct railway stations in Russia’s Far East

Russian Railways intends to modernise and reconstruct railway stations in Primorsky, Khabarovsk and Zabaikalsky Territories and the Amur, Irkutsk and Jewish Autonomous Regions, as well as in the Republic of Buryatia.

The Company’s total investment to 2019 will be 4.1 billion roubles.

In August 2017, the reconstruction of the 132-metre pedestrian tunnel at Khabarovsk station will be completed.

The underground tunnel is faced with marble. Its engineering systems have been modernised and modern LED lighting, electronic signage and displays installed. Passengers will be able to access escalators, staircases with a heating function in winter and a lift leading from the third floor of the waiting rooms to the tunnel’s underground level.

Under construction in the city of Mogocha in Trans-Baikal Territory is a new station with an area of 2,428 square metres, which is almost twice as large as the old building.

The previous station was in a run-down condition and was therefore demolished. The new station complex will meet all the modern requirements expected from transport infrastructure.

Trans-Baikal Territory suffers from significant seismic activity, so the building is being fitted with a special monolithic anti-seismic belt capable of withstanding an earthquake of magnitude 8.

The station will be fully adapted to the less mobile groups of the population by installing ramps and a lift. The building of Mogocha station will for the first time also have a hotel with 10 rooms and a new mother and child room, as well as an extra comfortable waiting room.

The Tynda, Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk passenger stations are also being reconstructed. A barrier-free environment has been created at all three stations and the information and navigation system for passengers updated. Energy-saving technologies will be incorporated into all engineering systems, from lighting to climate control.

The building of Ulan-Ude railway station has been redeveloped to provide a more convenient and faster service to passengers, including an extra-comfortable room with a library and a children’s playroom, while the number of long-term waiting rooms will be increased by 50%. The facade of the station building will be updated, with the new decor to include elements of folk art of the Republic of Buryatia and modern architectural illumination. New inspection complexes will be installed at the two station building entrances.

In Irkutsk, two platforms, a concourse and a 50-metre pedestrian crossing have been modernised and architectural illumination installed on the facades of the station building. The long-term waiting rooms and extra comfortable lounge have been completely renovated.

Iuliia Tore