Electrification of Saint Petersburg Railway Division

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Electrification of Saint Petersburg Railway Division. Direct lines from Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky-Vyborg and Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky-Beloostrov through Sestroretsk continued to work with steam haulage after the Russian Revolution up to World War II.

First project[edit]

In 1930, the first project for electrification of a railroad line of seashore-Beloostrov rings was developed. But the state boundary was in the Urban-type settlement Beloostrov, and the authorities did not improve the transport accessibility area. They rightly believed that the availability of suburban passenger electric trains would increase the number of summer residents in direction of traffic.[1]

Implementation[edit]

Without waiting for the end of the war, the chief of department of electrification of the October Railway Kirillov made an application for electrification of the seashore-Beloostrov rings and directions to station Terioki addressed to the Leningrad city town committee VKP managing transport department. After the war, the state border was pushed to a distance of more than 100 kilometers (over Vyborg) and the electrification program was not hampered.[1]

Documents[edit]

Documents were issued on the basis of which the electrification of the LeningradZelenogorsk line was authorized:[1]

Timeline of electrification[edit]

  • Finlyandsky Rail Terminal–Zelenogorsk – 1951
  • Zelenogorsk–Ushkovo – 1952
  • Ushkovo–Roshchino – 1954
  • Roshchino–Kirillovskoye – 1968
  • Kirillovskoye–Vyborg – 1969
  • Vyborg–Luzhayka – 1977
  • International connection – 1978

Picture gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Penin, Alexander. "Sequence of electrification of sites of railways of Karelian isthmus (Последовательность электрификации участков железных дорог Карельского перешейка)" (in Russian). www.perecheek.narod.ru. Retrieved 14 February 2009.