OAO RZD completed construction of the bypass of the collapsed bridge near Murmansk and on Friday evening allowed for a new six-kilometer section of the first train. While this site will not haul coal, however, the monopoly promises to proceed to the omission of coal in three days after opening. While it is limited to 16 pairs of freight trains and two passenger per day, and in full it will be restored by the end of the year, when it will be completed bridge.19 July at 18:50 put the first train to Murmansk on detour, erected for traffic management and bypass the collapsed railway bridge. The bridge across the Kola river in the area between the town of Kola and the village of Milk fell on 1 June after a copious flood washed away its support (see “Kommersant” on June 2). However, the movement is stopped in advance, the victims managed to escape. However, the accident was completely cut connections to Murmansk and stopped the intense cargo traffic at the port of Murmansk, which led to a sharp decline in the shipment of coal to Europe and, in particular, the rise in the price of coal depressed European markets (see “Kommersant” on 3 June).Bypass section with a length of 5.7 km run four days before, said on Friday the head of the Oktyabrskaya railway Victor Golomolzin. “From today we leave for a size 16 freight trains and two passenger in the daily regime,” he said.Until you go all the cargo, except coal, from a telegram of Deputy General Director of OAO RZD Pavel Ivanov permitting loading to Murmansk from 18 June (there is a “b”). After the accident, the coal allowed alternative export routes. However, the transportation of coal promise to resume in the near future. “Given the large number of them trains with coal (100 trains) and capabilities of the port of unloading in the first place, the restrictions are removed on loading the rest of the cargo,— speak in monopoly.— The sending of coal in the direction of Murmansk will be resumed approximately three days after opening or before reducing the number of freight trains on the approaches to the port and normalcy”.To return the movement to the previous volumes is planned for the end of the year, when it will be restored railroad bridge.Natalia Skorlygina
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