The ceremony of the completion of the modernization of the railway tunnel in the name of Stalin was held on June 21 in the capital of Primorye.
The opening ceremony was attended by the head of the Far Eastern Railway Nikolay Maklygin, the governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako, the head of the Vladivostok city administration Oleg Gumenyuk, the general director of JSC Mosmetrostroy Sergey Zhukov, honorary citizens of Vladivostok, veterans and workers of railway transport enterprises.
“I think we have done this job with dignity. We were doubly pleased to return here, because in the distant 30s, when it was decided to build this tunnel, our ancestors participated in its construction. Therefore, we could not help but take on this project and showed exactly what we should have had. The main thing was to find a worthy solution, which allowed instead of building a new tunnel to perform reconstruction. Today you see everything here with your own eyes. Thank you so much for trusting us. We did not let you down”, - said Sergey Zhukov, head of Mosmetrostroy.
The project in the Far East included a wide range of works: installation of a roadbed and drainage chutes, drilling of drainage wells, pumping for lining and suppression of water inflows into the tunnel, conducting waterproofing, building a working lining layer, repairing the tunnel, constructing a superstructure and signaling systems, communications, energy economy, the construction of utility and service facilities. The modernization of the tunnel lasted three years without closing the movement of freight trains into 15-hour technological “windows”.
With the opening of traffic through the Stalin tunnel, the routes of the city electric train, connecting the center of Vladivostok with its remote Pervomaisky district, were resumed.
During the ceremony, the participants of the large-scale project were awarded.
For conscientious work, a great contribution to the successful completion of the work, they were awarded watch engraved with person's name by the Director General - Chairman of the Board of OJSC Russian Railways:
Prokaev Yuriy Egorevich - Head of the separate structural unit of JSC Mosmetrostroy.
Chumachenko Denis Nikolaevich - General Director of LLC MMS International.
The gratitude of the General Director - Chairman of the Board of OJSC Russian Railways is announced:
Belenkiy Mikhail Yuryevich - Deputy General Director of JSC Mosmetrostroy for marketing and foreign economic activity.