Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk Railway (Amur-Yakutsk Line)

Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk Railway (Amur-Yakutsk Line)

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

49.4 billion RUB

Initiatives

Start Date

2005

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

Aug. 30 2014

Contractors

Consultants

Implementers

Operators

Funders

Source(s) Amount
4,000,000,000 RUB
28,767,100,000 RUB
16,656,000,000 RUB

Description

The Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk Railway project is part of the Amur-Yakutsk Mainline (AYAM), the biggest rail project in Russia for the last 30 years. The project covers large areas of permafrost, necessitating partly experimental rail design to maintain the permafrost's integrity. The project ran into budgeting problems along the way, but the railroad opened for use in 2014.