All Kazakhstan articles – Page 5

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    Alstom unveils KZ8A freight locomotive


    KAZAKHSTAN: The first of 200 KZ8A twin-section freight locomotives being supplied by an Alstom-led consortium to national railway KTZ was unveiled in Belfort, eastern France, on October 2. Under a contract valued at €1·3bn signed in March 2011, the EKZ joint venture of KTZ (50%), Transmashholding (25%) and Alstom (25%) ...

  • KTZ and GE Transportation signed a contract for 110 Evolution series passenger locomotives at InnoTrans on September 19.

    GE Transportation enters the 1520 passenger market


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ and GE Transportation signed a contract for 110 Evolution series passenger locomotives at InnoTrans on September 19. The diesel locomotives are to be based on the successful TE33A freight locomotives used in Kazakhstan. Modifications for passenger service will include raising the maximum speed to 160 km/h. ...

  • Turan Express launches Almaty - Korgas passenger service.

    Turan Express launches Almaty - Korgas passenger service


    KAZAKHSTAN: Private sector operator Turan Express launched an overnight passenger train between Almaty and Altynkol on September 3, having run a trial on September 1. It uses the recently-completed 293 km Zhetigen - Korgas line, built by national railway KTZ to provide a second freight route to the Chinese border. ...

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    Eurasian Development Bank backs Kazakh rail industry


    KAZAKHSTAN: Eurasian Development Bank has signed a 10bn tenge 10-year loan to support the development of an 18bn tenge factory in Astana which will assemble electric locomotives based on Alstom technology. The factory is to be built by national railway KTZ and operated by the EKZ joint venture of KTZ ...

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    Tram ticket lottery


    KAZAKHSTAN: In an attempt to reduce the problem of discarded tickets around tram stops, and attract more riders, Pavlodar Tramways has launched a 'lucky ticket' lottery. Passengers are being encouraged to keep their tickets in order to check the numbers against a list of winning tickets to be published ...

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    Kazakhstan plans its place on the New Silk Road


    KAZAKHSTAN: Speaking at the 25th meeting of the Council of Foreign Investors on May 22, President Nursultan Nazarbayev set out his vision for a 'New Silk Road' strategy to exploit the country's potential as an east-west and north-south transit hub by 2020. Rail projects in the strategy include the completion ...

  • The memorandum of understanding setting out plans to establish diesel engine plant was signed by GE Transportation, TransmashDiesel and KTZ.

    GE Transportation to build diesel engine plant to serve CIS region


    KAZAKHSTAN: A memorandum of understanding setting out plans to establish a US$90m diesel engine manufacturing plant in Astana was signed by GE Transportation, TransmashDiesel and national railway KTZ on May 23. The parties plan to form a joint venture which would produce around 400 Evolution Series engines a year for ...

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    KTZ pledges to improve knowledge


    KAZAKHSTAN: State railway Kazakhstan Temir Zholy has announced plans to offer additional training to 10000 employees over the next eight years. The focus will be on effective management skills, key to bringing extensive modernisation of the country’s railways to completion. Modular courses, led by rail industry experts and tutors from ...

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    Pesa to establish tram assembly plant in Kazakhstan


    KAZAKHSTAN: Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz signed a letter of intent to establish a tram assembly facility in Pavlodar when a delegation from the city's development agency visited its twin town of Bydgoszcz during April. An initial two low-floor trams based on Pesa's Twist family adapted to 1 524 ...

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    Siemens signs Kazakh electrification agreement


    KAZAKHSTAN: A €230m framework for Siemens to supply electrification equipment and assist with the modernisation of more than 40 traction substations was included in a series of trade agreements signed when President Nazarbayev visited Germany in February. Siemens signed the agreement with Kazakh national railway KTZ and the TemirZhol Electrification ...

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    Coach plant is milestone in Kazakhstan's industrial history


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ and Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Patentes Talgo have opened their joint production facility in Astana. On December 8 the plant was visited by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who inspected the first completed cars for KTZ. Talgo and KTZ agreed in 2010 to set up the Tulpar Talgo ...

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    Almaty metro opens and Phase 2 funded


    KAZAKHSTAN: President Nursultan Nazarbayev opened the first section of the Almaty metro on December 1, and the Ministry of Transport & Communications has announced that funding has been secured to construct the second phase. The 8·5 km Phase 1 from Alatau to Rayimbeka has seven stations. Phase 2 will extend ...

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    Investment spurs Kazakh rolling stock industry


    KAZAKHSTAN: Freight operator Kaztemirtrans has taken delivery of the first 119 of 615 open wagons funded by ATF Bank and manufactured by Kazakhstan Rail Car Building Co with 40% domestic content. State Development Bank of Kazakhstan is providing Kazakhstan Rail Car with US$56m to fund production facilities including robots ...

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    Point machines joint venture


    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom and the Kamkor subsidiary of national railway KTZ signed a memorandum of understanding on September 19 setting out plans to establish an equally-owned joint venture to produce point machines for Kazakhstan and the wider 1520 mm gauge market. Alstom says its designs offer reduced maintenance costs and improved ...

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    Talgo to renew Kazakh inter-city train fleet


    KAZAKHSTAN: Talgo announced an order to supply KTZ with 420 coaches on November 11, part of an agreement signed the previous week which could see the national railway's fleet of 3 000 inter-city vehicles replaced. The initial contract is worth more than €300m for the Spanish firm, with further revenue ...

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    Kazakhstan signs contract for 295 Alstom-TMH locomotives


    KAZAKHSTAN: The Chairman of state railway Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Askar Mamin, signed a €1·3bn firm order for 295 electric locotives with Alstom and Transmash Holding when President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on October 27. The order covers 200 KZ8A twin-unit freight locomotives and 95 KZ4A ...

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    Locomotive plant aims to create a domestic rail industry


    KAZAKHSTAN: The foundation stone was laid on June 26 for an electric passenger and freight locomotive plant in Astana which Alstom sees as 'the jewel of a modern rail industry' supplying Kazakhstan and the wider 1 520 mm gauge region. The factory is being developed by a 50:50 joint venture ...

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    Rail modernisation plans signed at Kazakh investment summit


    KAZAKHSTAN: Major supply contracts and rail-sector co-operation memoranda were among the agreements signed at a national investment summit held in Almaty on June 3-4. A €70m contract to design and supply signalling and telecoms for the 293 km Zhetigen - Korgas 'China Gateway' railway was signed by state railway KTZ ...

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    Italian industry to co-operate in Kazakh rail upgrades


    KAZAKHSTAN: A memorandum of understanding for 'wide-ranging co-operation in the development of the Kazakh rail sector' has been agreed by Askar Mamin, Chairman of Kazakh national railway KTZ, Chairman & CEO of Finmeccanica Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, and Chief Executive of Italian national operator Ferrovie dello Stato Mauro Moretti. It ...

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    Tram and signalling agreements signed in Kazakhstan


    KAZAKHSTAN: Two co-operation agreements were signed by Alstom CEO Patrick Kron on October 6 within the framework of a Franco-Kazakh business forum held during President Sarkozy’s visit to Kazakhstan.Firstly, Kron signed a memorandum of co-operation with the Mayor of Astana for the creation of a tram network as part of ...