Railway traffic on the Crimean bridge has been fully restored, all scheduled trains will fully pass.
This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin.
By rail, I can say that traffic has been fully restored. We will fully allow all scheduled trains, both passenger and freight. We have technical possibilities for this. If necessary, we will supply additional trains for the transport of passengers,”
he stressed in an interview with reporters.
He also added that trucks to the Crimea in the next day will be sent by ferry.
At the same time, he called for reducing the number of trips across the Crimean bridge.
In addition, he said that the divers will begin the inspection of the Crimean bridge from 6 am on October 9.
Earlier that day, the Ministry of Transport announced that it had received permission to run trains on the Crimean bridge.
They also noted that the first test train on the railway track was successful.
The incident on the Crimean bridge, which resulted in the restriction of traffic on the automobile and railway parts of the structure, occurred on Saturday morning.
According to the information center of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC), a truck was blown up on the automobile part of the Crimean bridge from the side of the Taman Peninsula. It caused the fire of seven fuel tanks of a railway train heading towards the Crimea.
According to preliminary data from the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia, three people died as a result of the incident.
According to the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, as a result of the emergency, two spans of the roadbed of the branch that goes from Krasnodar to Kerch collapsed.