Geography expansion of Trans-Siberian transportations
The project of Trans-Siberian and Trans-Korean mainlines connection.
The project is realized by JSC Russian Railways together with Ministry of Railways of DPRK.
The purpose of the project of modernization of the Trans-Korean mainline and its connection with the Transsib is to create an optimal transit corridor for cargo transportation between South Korea and Europe and to increase competitiveness of railway transportation.
This project realization provides for the organization of straight container transportation from Rajin seaport (DPRK) to Khasan station (Russia).
As a result of realization of a railway infrastructure reconstruction action plan, the demonstration train handling was succeeded on the Khasan-Rajin route on October 13th, 2011. Completion of the main building stage is planned in 2012.
Construction project of the railway line with a 1520 rail gauge on the territory of Slovakia to Bratislava and Vienna
The project is realized by the Joint Venture (Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and Austria).
The goal of the project is a connection of the railway system of the Central Europe with the regions of the Trans-Siberian mainline, cargo flow attraction to ”Asia - Russia - Central Europe” route and increasing railway transportation competitiveness.
The development project of new Eurasian corridor till Vienna and creating a logistic infrastructure could become a breakthrough in developing transport communications between Europe, the CIS countries and China. The new railway line attracts cargo flows from many countries, such as Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia.
By experts’ estimations, the project realization will allow to exclude an overload at break-of-gauge stations between European and wide gauge railway lines. As a result, delivery time from Europe to East Asia, in comparison with a sea route, will be reduced doubly - from 30 to 14 days. And released turnover surplus, depending on the cost of cargoes, will make from $100 to $1 thousand per container.