Top 12 Facts about the Trans-Siberian Highway

1.            Trans-Siberian highway is the informal name of the highway from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok.

2.            The length of the Trans-Siberian highway is about 10,000 km.

3.            Trans-Siberian highway consists of the roads “Russia”, “Ural”, “Irtysh”, “Siberia”, “Baikal”, “Amur” and “Ussuri.”

4.            Today, along the whole highway there is an asphalt-concrete pavement, but not always of good quality.

5.            Throughout the Trans-Siberian highway, there are numerous areas with active roadworks.

6.            The road “Russia”: St. Petersburg – Veliky Novgorod – Tver – Moscow, length – 664 km. The route passes through the territory of Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and Leningrad regions. The road goes through flat marshy and forest terrain. The road has asphalt-concrete surface. In places the pavement is badly damaged. This road is a constant source of traffic accidents.

7.            The road “Ural”: Moscow – Ryazan – Penza – Samara – Ufa – Chelyabinsk, length – 1,891 km. The route passes through the territory of Moscow, Penza, Ryazan, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg and Chelyabinsk regions, Tatarstan, Mordovia and Bashkortostan. The road goes through wooded, mountainous and flat terrains. The road has asphalt-concrete surface. The road is quite dangerous.

8.            The road “Irtysh”: Chelyabinsk – Kurgan – Omsk – Novosibirsk, length – 1,528 km. The road passes through the territories of Kurgan, Chelyabinsk, Omsk and Novosibirsk regions. Part of the road (190 km) goes through the territory of a neighboring state – Kazakhstan. If necessary, the Kazakhstan part of the route can be bypassed via the city of Ishim. The highway passes through a forested mountainous terrain. The road has asphalt-concrete surface.

9.            The road “Siberia”: Novosibirsk – Kemerovo – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk, length – 1,860 km. The road passes through the territory of Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Irkutsk regions and the Krasnoyarsk territory. The road has asphalt-concrete surface, and in places it is in a very bad shape. The route passes through plain woodlands.

10.          The road “Baikal”: Irkutsk – Ulan-Ude – Chita, length – 1,113 km. The road passes through Irkutsk and Chita regions and Buryatia. The road has asphalt-concrete surface. The route runs along the right bank of Lake Baikal.

Trans-Siberian highway. The road Baikal

Trans-Siberian highway. The road “Baikal”

11.          The road “Amur”: Chita – Khabarovsk, length – 2,100 km. The road runs through the Trans-Baikal territory, Amur oblast, Jewish Autonomous region and Khabarovsk territory. The route passes through plains and mountainous and forest terrains. The road has asphalt-concrete surface, which in places is very deformed.

12.          The road “Ussuri”: Khabarovsk – Vladivostok, length – 760 km. The road passes through the Primorsky and Khabarovsk territories. The route goes through plain and hilly-wooded terrain. The road has asphalt-concrete surface.

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