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    Uzbekistan Railways orders electric locomotives

    2020-05-26T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has awarded Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant a contract to supply five of the latest version of its 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz electric freight locomotives. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed this year. The NEVZ factory has produced more than ...

  • CNR Dalian electric locomotive for Uzbekistan.
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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030

    2020-03-10T06:01:00Z

    ASIA: The Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation programme has published its Transport Strategy 2030, building on lessons learned from the Transport Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. According to CAREC, 1 800 km of railway was built in the period covered by that strategy. ...

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    Toshkent Metro receives new trains

    2019-09-20T09:26:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash handed over five metro trainsets to Toshkent Metro on September 19. MWM’s contract signed in October 2018 includes spare parts and staff training. The order is being partly financed through a loan from Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of ...

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    Afghanistan – China rail freight service sets off

    2019-09-09T12:00:00Z

    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN: An inaugural service carrying freight for export to China by rail left Hairatan in northern Afghanistan on September 5, carrying 1 100 tonnes of talc in 41 containers. The train crossed the Soviet-built road-rail Friendship Bridge over the Amu Darya into Uzbekistan. ...

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    Toshkent metro train loan agreement signed

    2019-06-11T09:01:41Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Foreign Economic Activity have signed a €28m loan agreement for the purchase of rolling stock for a metro line being built in Toshkent. In October national railway UTY signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary ...

  • Uzbekistan's national railway UTY has finalised an order for a further two Talgo 250 trainsets for use from 2021 on Afrosiyob services.
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    Uzbekistan orders more Talgo 250 trainsets

    2019-06-03T13:04:52Z

    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has finalised an order for a further two Talgo 250 trainsets for use from 2021 on Afrosiyob services between Toshkent, Samarkand, Qarshi, Bukhara and Khiva, along with four coaches to lengthen its original pair of Talgo 250 trainsets. The €57m order announced by Talgo on ...

  • ‘Transport and connectivity are crucial for the growth and development of a double landlocked country like Uzbekistan, and remains a high priority for our support’, said ADB Country Director Cindy Malvicini.
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    ADB loan for Uzbekistan Railways locomotive order

    2019-05-28T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$170m loan to support the US$218m procurement of 24 ‘state-of-the-art’ electric locomotives by national railway UTY, along with the modernisation of a depot in Toshkent. ADB said the eight passenger and 16 freight locomotives to be acquired under a modernisation programme running ...

  • 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. ...

  • The first section of elevated metro line in Toshkent is under construction.
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    Toshkent elevated metro line under construction

    2019-01-07T11:13:28Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first section of an elevated metro line in Toshkent is being built by national railway company UTY to designs by the Boshtransloyiha engineering institute. Starting at the Olmazor terminus of the Toshkent metro’s existing Chilonzor Line, the 7·1 km Sergili Line will run south above Choshtepa, Mirzo Tursunzoda ...

  • Two 3ES5K Yermak three-section 25 kV 50 Hz electric locomotives have been handed over to Uzbekistan Railways.
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    Electric locomotives handed over to Uzbekistan Railways

    2018-11-29T14:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Two 3ES5K Yermak three-section 25 kV 50 Hz electric locomotives built at Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk plant in Russia were handed over to Uzbek national railway UTY on November 22. The 9·2 MW locomotives ordered in mid-2018 are intended to enable UTY to operate heavier trains in mountainous areas. The NEVZ ...

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    Pragoimex signs Samarkand tram agreement

    2018-06-21T13:56:47Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Czech tram builder Pragoimex and the Samarkand tram operator signed a co-operation agreement on June 18 that includes the purchase of 42 trams. Pragoimex is to supply VarioLF single-section vehicles at a cost of around US$42m. These would be used on to two routes that the city is ...

  • Uzbekistan has pledged to provide US$500m towards construction of a railway from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance said.
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    Uzbekistan backs Afghan rail proposal

    2018-04-18T06:00:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: Uzbekistan has pledged to provide US$500m to part-fund the construction of a 657 km railway from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance said following an international conference on Afghanistan held in Toshkent on March 26-27. The proposed line would be an extension of the existing 75 km route ...

  • The railway between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan via Ghalaba and Amuzang has been officially reopened (Photo: UTY).
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    Uzbekistan – Tajikistan rail link reopens

    2018-03-12T11:37:50Z

    ASIA: The cross-border railway between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan via Ghalaba and Amuzang on the north bank of the River Amu Darya was officially reopened with a ceremony on March 9. The event was held during a state visit by Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon, and the ...

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    Second tram route opens in Samarkand

    2018-02-06T09:36:51Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Trial operation began on the second tram route in Samarkand on February 3. Route 2 runs from the main railway station to Siab Bazaar on a 5·1 km partly segregated alignment, of which 250 m is shared with Route 1, which opened on March 29 last year. ...

  • A new line from Bukhara to Miskin has opened (Photo: UTY).
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    Opening and electrification in Uzbekistan

    2018-01-16T07:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Projects to expand and upgrade the national railway network are making progress, with the launch of freight services on a newly-built direct line between Bukhara and Miskin, work underway on a link to Khiva, the completion of electrification to Termez and tendering launched for electrification in the Ferghana Valley. ...

  • Toshkent Plant for the Construction & Repair of Passenger Cars is to deliver the first batch of coaches built to its own design for export.
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    Toshkent plant produces coaches for export

    2017-11-28T07:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent Plant for the Construction & Repair of Passenger Cars is to deliver the first batch of coaches built to its own design for export. National railway UTY said the plant was improving its capabilities every year, and its ‘Made in Uzbekistan’ Type 61-911 open and Type 61-907 ...

  • The proposed orbital urban railway around Toshkent is to be built to metro rather than suburban rail standards.
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    Toshkent to build elevated orbital metro

    2017-11-09T13:30:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The proposed orbital urban railway around Toshkent is to be built to metro rather than suburban rail standards, the government has decided after evaluating technical studies compiled by transport institute Boshtransloyiha with the assistance of foreign experts. The original proposal approved by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in ...

  • Asian Development Bank has approved a US$80m loan for railway electrification in Uzbekistan.
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    ADB loan for Ferghana Valley electrification

    2017-04-26T13:28:07Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$80m loan towards a US$177m project to electrify 145·1 km of single track line linking Pap, Namangan and Andijon in the Ferghana Valley. Completion is planned for the second quarter of 2020. The ADB loan will finance supervision services and the procurement ...

  • A proposed 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway would parallel the Toshkent ring road.
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    Toshkent orbital railway plan

    2017-04-19T06:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved plans for a 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway paralleling the Toshkent ring road. The orbital line would be designed to reduce road congestion and pollution in the capital, and reduce the need for public transport users to travel via the city centre to ...

  • A proposed 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway would parallel the Toshkent ring road.
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    Toshkent orbital railway plan

    2017-04-19T06:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved plans for a 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway paralleling the Toshkent ring road. The orbital line would be designed to reduce road congestion and pollution in the capital, and reduce the need for public transport users to travel via the city centre to ...