The project to create a new tunnel parallel to the existing one, is strategic for the Kuzbass region of West-Siberian Railway.
Currently going through the tunnel stock has a speed limit of 60 km / h The new project will increase the speed of trains, as well as reduce operating costs of the existing infrastructure.
The volume of investments of JSC "Russian Railways" on this project for three years will be more than seven billion rubles. The new tunnel is scheduled to start operation in 2015. Old tunnel length of 1,169 meters will be preserved.