The project includes a construction of a new rail way 1252 km long, including a new construction of 795 km, the rest is reconstruction and modernizing of the existing lines. Belkomur consists of 2 parts: Northern and Southern. The first one crosses Arkhangelsk region and the Republic of Komi, the second one crosses the Republic of Komi from Syktyvkar to Perm region.
|In early 1998 the company Belkomur started construction of the northern part of the railway simultaneously from both direction
The implementation of the project will reduce the transportation distance at 800 km (from the Urals to Arkhangelsk sea port). At the same time the new line will improve dramatically transport services for the bordering territories and help to develop rich wood resources the annual estimated cut of which is used at 30-40% now. The new line has a strategic importance for Russia as it connects the Urals, the Republic of Komi directly with non-freezing ports of Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and Finland. In future the new line will provide the shortest way to the Northern Europe, Siberian regions, Kazakhstan and Middle Asia proposing good conditions for cargo transportation through Russia and make possible to consider internal and international intermodal transportations.