The railway is close to Yakutsk. On April 27, 2010, Yakutia-Sakha News Agency reported that the Berkakit — Tommot — Yakutsk railway construction had reached the border of the Khangalassky region. TransStroy-Vostok has already completed 644 km. The 1st train is expected to arrive at Nizhnyj Bestyakh Station (on the opposite bank of the Lena River in front of Yakutsk) in 2013. The construction of the bridge of the Lena River will be started this year.
See more winter photographs taken by Antonina Bochkareva on the bridge over the Amga River (the midst of the Berkakit — Yakutsk railway) in December of 2008. The outdoor temperature was -53C.
Yakutia’s President Vyacheslav Shtyrov (the 3rd from the left) & Yakutia’s PM Yegor Borisov (on the right from the President).
This railroad will connect Yakutsk with the Trans-Siberian Railway.