2018 October 31
(Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - On railway infrastructure development )
- We will continue implementing the largest projects supposed to make our regions closer to each other, ensure the growth of transcontinental goods flow which will continue growing in the future. In particular, we will perform modernization of BAM and Transsib to increase their throughput capacity, build approaches to the ports of the Far East, North-West, Azov-Black Sea Basin, establish transport and logistics centers. The purpose is to increase throughput capacity for transit containers four-fold, reduce the time of their transportation between the Far East and Western border of Russia to seven days. That is an ambitious task but, let’s hope, it can be implemented.
From the transcript of the meeting “On Russian Railways development programme through 2025”.