All Kazakhstan articles – Page 2

  • Tulpar-Talgo coaches for KTZ
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    Kazakhstan Railways cancels Tulpar-Talgo coach order

    2019-10-23T09:39:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has cancelled orders for Talgo-designed but locally produced coaches to be supplied from the Tulpar-Talgo factory in Nur-Sultan, after exchange rate changes raised the cost of sourcing components from abroad. The Tulpar-Talgo plant was opened by a joint venture of KTZ and Spanish ...

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    Gold miner orders side-tipping wagons

    2019-10-07T15:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Gold and silver producer Polymetal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 55 side-tipping wagons to its Varvara site by the end of the first half of 2020. The Varvara opencast mine and processing plant is located in northwest Kazakhstan, 130 km southwest of ...

  • KazElektroPrivod has completed a six-month test of a P80 point machine on a turnout designed by Prommashkomplekt and installed at Shiderty station.
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    Point machine built for winter on the steppe

    2019-07-13T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: In co-operation with national railway KTZ, the KazElektroPrivod equally-owned joint venture of Alstom and SOP Trade has completed a six-month test of a P80 point machine on a turnout designed by Prommashkomplekt and installed at Shiderty station. The locally-manufactured P80 has a design life of 20 years and is ...

  • Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works is supplying Tulpar-Talgo with kits for the assembly of Type 61-4447 coaches in Nur-Sultan.
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    Coach kits delivered to Kazakhstan

    2019-07-04T06:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works is supplying Tulpar-Talgo with kits for the assembly of Type 61-4447 coaches in Nur-Sultan. The Russian factory has supplied 137 complete coaches of various types to Kazakhstan over the past decade, and this is its first contract to supply kits for local assembly. The ...

  • The 272 km Karamay – Tacheng railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China has opened (Map: OpenStreetMap).
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    Karamay – Tacheng railway opens

    2019-06-06T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 272 km Karamay – Tacheng railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China opened on May 30. Tacheng had been the only prefectural capital in the region without a rail link. The new line diverges from the Kuitun – Beitun – Altai line at Karamay and ...

  • Asian Development Bank has awarded a US$2m grant to support CAREC railway development (Photo: ADB).
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    ADB grant to help CAREC countries move from landlocked to land-linked

    2019-02-11T12:00:00Z

    ASIA: The Asian Development Bank has awarded a US$2m regional technical assistance grant to support the development of railway strategies and institutional capabilities in the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation countries. CAREC comprises Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and six multilateral institutions. ...

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    Nine bids for Almaty light rail project

    2018-12-03T13:44:10Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Almaty municipality has received nine bids for the 26-year PPP contract to design, build and operate a light rail line. The bidders are: CMC China National Machinery Import & Export Corp and CRCC16 China Railway 16th Bureau Group Co;China Machinery Engineering Corp, China High Speed Railway Technology Co ...

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    Teardrop-shaped cement wagons ordered

    2018-11-19T13:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RM Rail has won orders to supply Russia’s Gazprombank Leasing and VEB-Leasing and Kazakhstan’s largest cement manufacturer with a total of more than 1 000 Type 19-1217 cement hopper wagons by September 2019. The wagon manufacturer said the Type 19-1217 has an ‘innovative’ teardrop shaped body giving a capacity ...

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    Hyundai Rotem to supply trains for Almaty metro extension

    2018-10-25T09:21:28Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Hyundai Rotem has signed an 80·8bn won contract to supply 32 metro cars for the Almaty metro, the manufacturer announced on October 25. Rotem is to deliver the vehicles from its Changwon plant in South Korea by 2020, in time for the opening of the line’s extension. The ...

  • Almaty’s transport department has invited expressions of interest in a PPP contract to develop a light rail line.
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    Interest invited in Almaty Light Rail Transit PPP

    2018-10-01T11:12:39Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The city of Almaty’s transport department has invited expressions of interest in a public-private partnership contract to develop a light rail line for opening in the third quarter of 2022. The proposed Almaty LRT would have 37 stops on a 22·7 km 1 435 mm gauge route along one ...

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    Transmashholding to buy Tulpar-Talgo

    2018-09-27T13:15:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Transmashholding has signed an agreement to acquire a 99% stake in coach manufacturer Tulpar-Talgo from national railway KTZ. The agreement was signed at InnoTrans 2018 on September 20 by Director General of the Russian rolling stock manufacturing group Kirill Lipa and KTZ Chairman Kanat Alpysbaev. The ...

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    Almaty BRT route extended

    2018-09-21T06:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Almaty municipality has inaugurated the second phase of its first bus rapid transit route. Linking the Orbita district with the city centre, the 4 km section doubles the length of the BRT route. Work began earlier this year and was completed at a cost of 4·2bn tenge. The ...

  • TikhvinSpetsMash plant has begun delivering 64 covered wagons to customers in Kazakhstan.
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    Opportunities in the Kazakh wagon market

    2018-06-12T06:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has begun delivering 64 covered wagons to customers in Kazakhstan, where the company sees a significant potential market for modern and high-capacity vans. UWC said Kazakh agricultural output had increased this year and exports of goods to Russia and China were growing. Demand for ...

  • Photos: Maxim Morozov
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    Öskemen tram services to restart using ex-Almaty vehicles

    2018-05-10T10:28:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The first five of 13 used KT4Dt trams bought from Almaty for 118·5m tenge have arrived in Öskemen. The trams were built in 1983-85 and originally operated in Berlin, before being acquired by Almaty in 2013. They have been out of use since that city’s tram network closed at ...

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    Eurasian transit freight joint venture restructured

    2018-04-06T11:03:29Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The United Transport & Logistics Co intermodal transit freight joint venture of the national rail operators of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia was reorganised with effect from April 2. UTLC said the changes which had been approved by the partners at the end of last year were intended to increase ...

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    Öskemen tram operations suspended

    2018-03-16T13:43:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Tram operations in Öskemen were suspended on March 12, after debts accumulated by operator Takhami Put led to a limiting of the traction electricity supply. The 16·5 km, 1 524 mm gauge network dating from 1959 operated four routes. The fleet consisted of 31 Type 71-605 ...

  • Contracts for 300 shunting locomotives and support for TEP33A passenger locomotives have been signed by KTZ and GE Transportation.
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    GE Transportation signs Kazakh shunting loco contract

    2018-01-17T15:40:18Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Contracts for the supply of 300 shunting locomotives and the provision of 18 years of support for 175 TEP33A passenger locomotives were signed by national railway KTZ and GE Transportation during Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to the USA on January 17. The two contracts are worth more than ...

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    Alstom takes majority stake in Kazakh joint venture

    2017-12-22T11:25:06Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom announced on December 22 that it had signed an agreement to acquire from national railway KTZ its 25% stake in the EKZ electric locomotive production joint venture. Subject to regulatory approval, this would see Alstom hold 75% of the company, the remaining 25% owned by Transmashholding. When EKZ ...

  • KTZ’s freight business has signed an agreement to deploy GE’s Trip Optimizer efficiency system on its fleet of TE33A Evolution Series diesel locomotives.
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    GE to install Trip Optimizer on KTZ Evolution locomotive fleet

    2017-12-12T07:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ’s freight business has signed an agreement to deploy GE’s Trip Optimizer efficiency system on its fleet of TE33A Evolution Series diesel locomotives. The agreement announced on December 11 builds on a memorandum of understanding signed in June under which KTZ and GE Transportation agreed to explore ...

  • The first containers have been delivered using the recently-inaugurated Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway.
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    Kazakhstan to Turkey via the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway

    2017-11-07T15:14:09Z

    ASIA: The first containers have been delivered using the recently-inaugurated Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway. This is how they travelled from Kazakhstan to Turkey. [<a href="//storify.com/railwaygazette/btk" target="_blank">View the story "Baku - Tbilisi - Kars railway first freight train" on Storify</a>]