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The new high-speed train between Almaty and Tashkent

Published: 17 october 2013

  The new high-speed train will be put into operation in 2014.  

  The new high-speed rail route will increase the demand for passenger transport and the travel time will be reduced on average by 1,5-2 times. The train consists of 27 wagons, including 22 passenger wagons, 2 wagons of the “Grand” class (double suite), 2 wagons of the "Business" class (double) and 18 wagons of the "Tourist" class (economy class), three technical wagons, as well as 1 restaurant car and 1 bar car. There is also a compartment for passengers with disabilities in one of the wagons of  "Grand" class.

  In addition to the above, a new train along the route Astana - Resort-Borovoe was put into operation on July 5, 2013.

  Today, high-speed trains operate in such directions as: Almaty-Atyrau, Astana – Atyrau and Astana-Semey. The new rail route Astana – Pavlodar was put into operation on July 8, 2013.

  The number of passengers has increased 19.9 million since 2013. One can suppose that he opening of the new high-speed route between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will increase the number of passengers.