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Between the Kuban and the Crimea starts the movement of freight trains

The movement of freight trains on part of the Crimean bridge opens on 30 June, a transport transition on Tuesday will follow the first two part.

It is expected that in the ceremony of opening will be attended by the Minister of transport of Russia Eugene Dietrich, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov and the head of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.

According to Dietrich, with the opening movement of the cargo turnover will increase, and the cost of transportation of the main cargoes of grain crops, oil products, building materials, chemical fertilizers, rolled products, reduced on average by 30-50%.

A bridge to the Crimea from the Krasnodar region — the longest in Russia and Europe, its length is 19 kilometers. Passenger rail service over the bridge was opened in December 2019. During this time trains have crossed the Kerch Strait more than 500 times, and transported more than 250 thousand passengers. In parallel with the railway works road part of the Crimean bridge.