1 stage. North Link - Karpogory-Vendinga.
Priority - construction and setting into use the rail way Karpogory-Vendinga
Next - reaching full capacity of the rail way Karpogory-Vendinga
The link will connect idle and unprofitable dead-end lines Arkhangelsk-Karpogory and
Syktyvkar-Vendinga. Thus a shorter way from the Republic of Komi to Arkhangelsk sea port
will be created, as well as to Kola peninsula and Finland that will make possible to
develop interregional and foreign relations of the Republic of Komi and Arkhangelsk
region, minerals and wood resources.
At the moment rail way cargo transportation between the Republic of Komi, Arkhangelsk
region and other North-West regions is made by a circular track through Konosha station. A
direct access from Arkhangelsk to Mikun-Syktyvkar begun to be built after the World War II
was not completed, two dead-end lines were built from Arkhangelsk to the South to
Karpogory 222 km and from Mikun to Vendinga 176 km. Previously these lines worked to
transport significant volumes of wood. Now they are idle and unprofitable because
harvesting was decreased.
A rail way Karpogory-Vendinga will connect two dead-end stations mentioned above and
give a direct way. Transportation distance will be reduced at 160-400 km and
transportation costs at 20-65%, also there will be good possibilities for wood harvesting
near the Pinega river. Today wood transportation from that remote place causes big
problems and made by trucks by forest roads and a rail way combined which is as much as
3.5-4 times more expensive comparing to a rail way transportation, sometimes it leads to
losses. Because of that estimated annual cut is used only at 30-40%.
The construction of the missing link Karpogory-Vendinga is a priority and principally
important for Belkomur as a whole.
2 stage. Southern Link. Syktyvkar-Perm.
Priority - construction and setting into use the rail way Syktyvkar-Perm.
Next - reaching full capacity of the rail way Syktyvkar-Perm.
The link gives a direct access to the main Transsiberian Rail Way Moscow-Vladivostok
and reduce distance for cargoes from the Urals to Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and Finnish sea
The Southern link is a second stage of the meridian rail way. The new rail way
Syktyvkar-Kudymkar-Perm 580 km should be built which will connect Syktyvkar and Komi North
shortly (800 km distance reduction) with a well developed rail way network of the Urals
near Perm. This will make possible to deliver Timan bauxites, chromium ores, Pechora coal,
other Polar Urals minerals to the Urals processed industries.