Baikal-Amur Mainline completed

A major railway tunnel of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) will be commissioned on November 30, said Gennady Fadeev, President of Russian Railways state-run company.

This marks the completion of the BAM project, Mr Fadeev said at a State Council meeting in the Kremlin.

The Severomuisk tunnel is 15 km and 343 m long. It is the second largest tunnel of the world after the tunnel that was laid across the bottom of the Channel.

The tunnel will allow for a direct passage of trains avoiding a railway tap line with a difficult slope shape.

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