Head of the October Railway Victor Steppe and the governor of the Vologda region Vyacheslav Pozgalev took part in celebrations dedicated to the commissioning of a new cargo Park Station Babaevo.
"Reconstruction of the Babaevo is a priority construction projects to ensure the passing of traffic in the direction of being built, and developing ports in the North-West. The economic effect of passing trains on electrified modern infrastructure line Costa — Volkhovstroy be about 222,500,000 rubles a year, " — Said the head of the October Railway Victor Steppe.
With the opening of a new cargo fleet the third stage of the reconstruction of the station. The project built 9 tracks, electrification and held their centralized electrical switches and signals. This will increase the capacity of existing stations with 65 pairs of trains per day to 95 pairs.
Investment in the project "Reconstruction of the Babaevo" in 2011 will amount to 1.7 billion rubles. During the period from 2007 to the end of 2011 the amount of investments in infrastructure station will be 4 billion.
Since 2012, with the projected increase in declared turnover of the port of Ust-Luga to 42.8 million tons the number of trains on the line Volkhovstroy — Costa could rise to 75 pairs a day.
The modernization of the line was laid 29 km of track, 90 turnouts, made the construction of a new inspection station wagon, equipped according to modern specifications, 9 points for the translation group DC to AC. All buildings and new freight park has modern energy-efficient LED lighting domestic production.