Trans-Siberian Railway: history and carriage of goods

trans siberian railway
trans siberian railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway, with its more than 9,000 kilometers in length, is the longest railway in the world running through Siberia, the part of the territory occupied by Russia in Asia, and is therefore an important means of connection.

Function of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Its construction was started in the late nineteenth century and ended in 1901 lasting a total of only 10 years with an average of over 700 km of railway constructed annually. The rapid construction were mainly due to the use of large numbers of workers forced to perform forced labor in harsh conditions.

In 1903 was established a regular traffic between the cities of St. Petersburg, which was then the capital, and the ports situated on Pacific Ocean. The huge benefits that this line ferrovaria brought to transport goods and passengers allowed in a short time to recover the huge costs incurred for its construction.

Today, through the Trans-Siberian railway on the European continent come tens of thousands of containers loaded with goods from all over the world and it is expected that with the further enhancement of the line and train times this number is expected to increase.