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MOSCOW, April 5 (Itar-Tass) —— The train traffic on Sakhalin resumed as scheduled, a source in the Russian Railways Company (RZD) told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“The train traffic, which was disrupted over the snow cyclone, was restored in all directions,” the RZD source said. The restoration works lasted all night long, 161 people and 11 units of machinery were involved in the railway track cleanup. Snow drifts reached 2.5-3 metres on some sections of the railway on the western coast of Sakhalin.
So, the measures made it possible to resume the train traffic on Thursday morning. Two freight and passenger trains were dispatched on the Korsakov-Nogliki railway line by this time, six passenger trains will run according the schedule on Thursday evening. “The traffic of commuter trains from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Tomari and Bykov will resume,” the RZD source said.
“The snow cleanup continues in all directions,” the RZD source underlined.