Trans-Siberian Railway: history and transportation of goods


The Trans-Siberian Railway, with its over 9000 kilometers in length, is the longest railway in the world that crosses Siberia, the part of territory occupied by Russia in Asia, and therefore constitutes an important means of connection.

Function of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Its construction began towards the end of the nineteenth century and ended in 1901 lasting only 10 years in total with an average of over 700 km of railway built per year.

The rapid construction times were mainly due to the use of many workers forced to work in extremely harsh conditions.

In 1903 regular traffic was established between the city of St. Petersburg, which was then the capital, and the ports located on the Pacific Ocean.

The enormous advantages that this railway line brought to the transport of goods and passengers made it possible in a short time to recover the huge costs incurred for its construction.

Today, through the Trans-Siberian railway, tens of thousands of containers loaded with goods from all over the world arrive in the European continent and it is expected that with the further enhancement of the line and the timetables of the trains this number is destined to increase further.

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