KAZAKHSTAN: President Nursultan Nazarbayev opened a western extension of the Almaty metro line on April 18.

The 2·7 km extension takes the line from Alatau to Moskva with an intermediate station at Sayran. Construction started in 2011.

Two further extensions are planed: a 3·1 km section from Moskva to Sariy-Arka and Dostyk is due to open in 2017, followed by a 2·6 km extension from Dostyk to Kalkaman in 2018.