Trams went by ferry to Kaliningrad
14 December 2021
Trams went by ferry to Kaliningrad

The railway ferries Ambal and Baltiysk, operating on the railway ferry line Ust-Luga - Baltiysk, have started transporting new trams for the Kaliningrad region.

It is planned to transport two trams on one ferry, so it is expected that the delivery of 16 cars will end in January-February 2022. Modern railcars will replace the old trams on existing routes and allow new ones to be launched.

The Korsar trams, manufactured at the Nevsky Electric Transport Plant named after F.A. Pirotsky, are the first in Russia completely low-floor two-section trams designed specifically for narrow gauge.

At the beginning of 2021, the ferries of Oboronlogistics LLC were already delivering an experimental copy of the tram to Kaliningrad for test tests. At the same time, the unified operator of the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk line, LLC Oboronlogistics, proposed its own scheme for optimal delivery of a batch of trams.

The Ambal and Baltiysk ferries in addition to railway wagons can transport heavy and oversized cargo on trawls and on roll trailers. This type of delivery is suitable for the transportation of heavy machinery and equipment.

In addition, ferry transportation is the optimal way to transport oversized cargo between the Kaliningrad and Leningrad regions of the Russian Federation, bypassing the territories of limitrophs. The ferry journey time is about 40 hours. Every month, each ferry makes up to 5-6 round trips.

LLC Oboronlogistika ensures stable operation of the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk ferry line, among the permanent shippers: the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Rosgvardiya, the Military Construction Complex of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, JSC Russian Post, JSC Russian Railways, PJSC LUKOIL, LLC Avtotor Holding, Holding Eurocement Group, LLC Baltservice, LLC Baltika, agro-industrial holding Miratorg, LLC UK Commonwealth and other customers.