All Kazakhstan articles – Page 3

  • Kazakhstan’s national railway KTZ is implementing a capacity optimisation plan.
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    Two-for-three plan for Eurasian rail freight

    2017-09-06T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Kazakhstan’s national railway KTZ is implementing a capacity optimisation plan which will see the containers from three 1 435 mm gauge intermodal trains arriving at the Dostyk border crossing from China being loaded on two trains for the 1 520 mm gauge leg to the Polish border near Brest ...

  • Turan Express has begun operating local passenger services from Kapshagai and Uzynagash to Almaty.
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    Turan Express launches subsidised Almaty passenger services

    2017-08-30T12:16:52Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Private company Turan Express has begun operating local passenger services from Kapshagai and Uzynagash to Almaty on behalf of the city authority. Following the failure of two privately funded attempts to introduce services on Almaty – Kapshagai corridor, the local authority decided to call tenders for the operation of ...

  • Alstom has inaugurated a depot in Astana which will maintain and overhaul Prima locomotives.
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    Alstom opens Silk Road locomotive repair centre

    2017-07-24T13:41:34Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom has inaugurated a depot in Astana which will undertake the corrective and preventive maintenance and overhaul of Prima KZ8A freight and KZ4AT passenger locomotives under a 25-year contract with national railway KTZ. The 2 660 m2 facility includes a repair and testing hall, spare parts stores and office ...

  • The EKZ joint venture of Alstom (50%),  KTZ (25%) and Transmashholding (25%) has obtained IRIS certification.
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    Loco manufacturer obtains first IRIS certification in Kazakhstan

    2017-06-27T10:39:36Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The Astana-based EKZ joint venture of Alstom (50%), national railway KTZ (25%) and Transmashholding (25%) has obtained International Railway Industry Standard certification. Bernard Peille, Managing Director of Alstom in South CIS, said EKZ was ‘proud’ to be the first railway vehicle manufacturer in the country to obtain IRIS certification, ...

  • The first passenger services began using Astana's Nurly Zhol station on June 1.
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    President opens Astana Nurly Zhol station

    2017-06-05T11:08:48Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: ‘Nurly Zhol station is unique, there is no such station in the entire post-Soviet area’, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev when he officially opened the new passenger hub in Astana on May 31. The first passenger services began using the station on June 1, and the first international service arrived ...

  • Work has started on a light rail line in Astana.
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    Astana light rail construction begins

    2017-05-22T10:53:05Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Construction has started on a light rail line in Astana with the installation of piles for the elevated section of the alignment. Of the 50 construction workers currently involved, 10 are local and 40 are from China. Project authority Astana LRT LLP signed a construction agreement in May ...

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    Belkommunmash wins Pavlodar tram order

    2017-04-18T14:15:12Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Belkommunmash has won a contract to supply up to 25 trams to Pavlodar. The contract is worth 2·7bn tenge. The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing 2bn tenge under a loan agreement signed in 2015. The remainder will come from the government, which is also funding ...

  • GE Transportation has purchases a 50% stake in locomotive manufacturer Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty from KTZ.
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    GE Transportation acquires 50% stake in Kazakh loco manufacturer

    2017-04-12T16:19:14Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: GE Transportation announced on April 12 that it had completed the purchase of a 50% stake in locomotive manufacturer Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty from national railway KTZ. Formed in 2009 as a 50:50 joint venture between KTZ and Russian rolling stock manufacturing group Transmashholding, LKZ produces GE Evolution Series ...

  • Talgo coaches for Kazakhstan.
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    Almaty – Toshkent wide-bodied Talgo service launched

    2017-03-23T14:20:19Z

    ASIA: The national railways of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have launched a passenger service between Almaty and Toshkent using wide-bodied coaches developed by Talgo. The first train arrived in the Uzbek capital on March 22. Regular services will initially run twice per week in each direction, departing from Almaty on Saturdays ...

  • A business development plan for 2017-21 has been approved by the board of Kazakhstan's national railway KTZ.
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    KTZ expects traffic growth in 2017

    2017-02-28T07:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: A business development plan for 2017-21 has been approved by the board of national railway KTZ. Net income in 2017 is expected to reach 29bn tenge and operating profit 127bn tenge, up from 28bn and 90bn tenge respectively in 2016. Traffic is expected to be 188·7 billion tonne-km in ...

  • Four Type EP3D electric multiple-units supplied by Transmashholding have entered service with national railway KTZ.
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    EMUs enter service in Kazakhstan

    2016-12-24T06:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Four Type EP3D electric multiple-units supplied by Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant entered service with national railway KTZ this month. They are being used on the 240 km route from Astana south to Karaganda and the 300 km route north from Astana to Kokshetau. The order for the EMUs placed ...

  • The certification document was  handed over to Tulpar-Talgo in Astana on November 29.
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    Wide-bodied Tulpar-Talgo coaches certified

    2016-11-30T07:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Wide-bodied coaches developed by Tulpar-Talgo for operation in the 1 520 mm gauge region have been certified for use in the Eurasian Economic Union member states of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The certification document was formally handed over in Astana on November 29. The 3 200 mm ...

  • Solux Express tickets can be purchased online or at stations.
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    Privately-run Solux Express launches in Almaty

    2016-07-12T08:36:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Private company Solux Express launched a passenger service between Kapchagay and Almaty on July 9. There are two daily round trips, timed to enable passengers to spend a day in either the city or at the lakeside resorts at Kapchagay, with a journey time of around 1½ h.The services ...

  • Uljanik supplied two ferries to Turkmenistan in 2015.
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    Kazakhstan orders train ferry

    2016-06-21T04:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has awarded Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik a contract to supply a train ferry in 2017, with an option for a second which would be delivered in 2018. A new rail-served Caspian Sea port is under construction at Kuryk south of Aktau with opening planned for December. The ...

  • KTZ has announced that its first two GE Transportation/LKZ TEP33A locomotives have entered trial passenger service.
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    TEP33A passenger locos enter revenue service

    2016-03-05T06:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has announced that its first two GE Transportation/LKZ TEP33A locomotives have entered trial passenger service on the Almaty – Aktogay route. KTZ and GE Transportation signed an order for 110 of the Evolution Series locomotives at InnoTrans 2012. They are a passenger version of the TE33A ...

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    Kazakh locomotive factory to be hub for exports

    2016-02-12T14:49:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom announced on February 11 that it had completed the acquisition of an additional 25% stake in the EKZ electric locomotive manufacturing business from national railway KTZ, taking its shareholding to 50%. KTZ retains 25%, with the other 25% being held by Transmashholding. The deal had been agreed December ...

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    US$300m loan for Kazakh national railway

    2015-07-30T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and a group of commercial banks signed a US$300m syndicated financing package to support modernisation and restructuring at national railway KTZ on July 27. EBRD is providing US$150m on its own account, and syndicating the remaining US$150m to Citibank, Mizuho Bank, ...

  • Pavlodar.
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    Pavlodar tram financing signed

    2015-05-26T08:09:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has signed a loan agreement worth €10m with Pavlodar Tramways to support infrastructure modernisation and the procurement of 25 new trams. The national government is proving a grant worth €3·71m, and further support is coming from the regional government. The 86 ...

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    Astana light rail framework agreement signed

    2015-05-11T09:15:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The city of Astana signed a framework agreement for the construction of the first phase of the capital’s light rail project on May 7. Project authority Astana LRT LLP signed the agreement with a consortium of China Railway International Group and Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co. The ...

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    Almaty metro extends west

    2015-04-22T10:00:00Z

    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 ...