The station Irkutsk-Passenger VSZHD launched a new network of contacts

Chief of the East-Siberian Railway electrification and power supply Schornikov Edward said: "The cost of reconstruction is 194 million rubles, the total length of the expanded contact network was 26.7 km."


The updated network will move freight and passenger trains at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, while the speed limit before was 120 kilometers per hour. This is one of the stages of work that holds Railways to introduce high-speed traffic. In addition, the station has LED lighting, reducing energy consumption by more than 5-fold — from 128 to 24 kW.


East-Siberian Railway in 2011, it is planned to reconstruct another 8 km to the contact network spans. According to Edward Shornikova, the cost of reconstruction of one Keel is 12 to 14 million rubles.

In 2012, the planned reconstruction of the network at three spans — a total length of 42 km.

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