South Caucasus Railway technical council meets to report on improvements

South Caucasus Railway technical council meets to report on improvements

YEREVAN, March 26. /ARKA/. The scientific and technical council of the South Caucasyus Railway held a meeting Tuesday on infrastructure improvements, the company’s press office reported.

The company managed to complete improvement measures planned for 2013, including repair and enforcement works, general director of the company Victor Rebets said.

According to Rebets, among the key achievements are reduction in number of failures and elimination of obstacles on the way to modern rail technologies. This year will also be full of events and works, the general director said.

The biggest division of the railway, Infrastructure Directorate, will be launched within the next days with its staff totaling about 1,600 people, the head of the company said. Repair works will be carried out in Giumry and Sevan sections of the railway this year.

Head of the infrastructure service of the company Valery Gorshenin, in his turn, said a total of 355.4 kilometers of railroad were repaired in 2009-2013.

The 2014 works will be focused on consolidation of infrastructures to increase reliability and reduce number of failures on the railway. The 2014 investments in infrastructure improvements are expected to total 5.6 billion drams.

South Caucasus Railway, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, runs Armenian Railway, which was handed over to the South Caucasus Railway on February 13, 2008 for 30-year concession management with a right to prolong the management term for another 10 years. –0--

12:42 26.03.2014

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