An 809 kilometre railway line between Amur and Yakutsk could be open by the end of the year, according to contractors Transstroy.

Construction of the Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk section of the Amur-Yakutsk Mainline (AYAM) is nearing an end following the completion of the line’s eastern terminus station, Nizhny Bestyakh.

Once opened up to passenger traffic, the AYAM will link Tynda in the western Amur Oblast region and the city of Yakutsk in Russia’s far east Sakha Republic.

The line, which has been under construction for over 30 years, will also connect to the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Trans-Siberian railway.

Ali Shirin Alyshov, general director of Transstroy, said: “We are finishing the construction of a grand project that is of great importance for the development of the transport system of the Far East.”

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