Uzbekistan railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in Uzbekistan.

  • Darbaza to Maktaaral start of work (Photo Kazakhstan Prime Minister's office) (2)

    Kazakhstan begins work on additional rail link to Uzbekistan


    KAZAKHSTAN: Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov has formally launched construction of a 152 km rail link to Uzbekistan, participating in the November 27 ceremony by teleconference. The line is intended to contribute to the development of the Turkestan region by connecting it to the main Kazakh rail ...

  • Rhenus UTY memorandum (Photo Rhenus)

    Joint venture to expand Uzbek rail freight terminals


    UZBEKISTAN: Rhenus Group and the Uztemiryulkonteyner subsidiary of national railway UTY have signed a memorandum of co-operation to establish two joint ventures to operate and expand road-rail transshipment terminals in Andijon and Samarkand. They also agreed to take strategic measures to expand capacity and increase rail ...

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    Uzbekistan plans South Korean train order


    UZBEKISTAN: National Railway UTY is to buy six inter-city electric multiple-units from Hyundai Rotem in 2023-26. The planned order was announced via presidential decree on October 10 after a Uzbek delegation visited South Korea. It is to be financed through a €185m 35-year loan from South ...

  • A memorandum of understanding for the luxury train project has been signed by Arsenale, UTY and Uzbekistan's Tourism Committee.

    Luxury cruise train to link Uzbekistan’s Silk Road cities


    UZBEKISTAN: Italian luxury hospitality company Arsenale has announced plans to launch a luxury cruise train to take tourists between Toshkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva from late 2026. A memorandum of understanding for the project was signed with national railway UTY and the government’s Tourism Committee in ...

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    Uzbekistan Railways orders Škoda electric trains


    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has awarded Škoda Group a €320m contract to supply 30 electric multiple-units. The four-car EMUs will be similar to 1 520 mm gauge units which Škoda is supplying to Latvia and Estonia. Features will include ergonomic seating, air-conditioning, wi-fi and external and ...

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    Turkic states meet to promote Middle Corridor


    ASIA: The Organization of Turkic States is assessing the potential for increasing Eurasian rail freight traffic and boosting the Middle Corridor transit route.

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    Acting head of Uzbekistan’s national railway appointed


    UZBEKISTAN: The government has appointed Zufar Narzullayev as Acting Chair of national railway UTY. He replaces Husnutdin Khosilov, who was removed after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said there had been a lack of investment and is a shortage of freight wagons. Hikmatilla Rakhmetov has been appointed First ...

  • Uzbekistan Afghanistan Pakistan railway agreement (1)

    Trans-Afghanistan Railway agreement signed


    ASIA: Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed the route for the proposed Trans-Afghanistan Railway, which is being planned as joint initiative between the three countries to promote regional connectivity and provide Central Asia with access to Pakistan’s seaports. The protocol was signed at a ...

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    Uzbekistan: UTY strengthens its role as a regional hub


    Sitting astride the Eurasian landbridge corridors, Uzbekistan has been steadily modernising its ex-Soviet rail network to handle growing volumes of freight and faster passenger trains. Further expansion is now in prospect, as Vladimir Waldin explains.

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    Metro Report International

    Second phase of Toshkent metro’s Circle Line opens


    UZBEKISTAN: The second phase of the Toshkent metro’s Circle Line has been opened for revenue service. The 7·7 km extension from Qo’ylik (7-Bekat) to 12-Bekat in the Quruvchilar district south of the international airport adds a further five stations. Of these, only Paralimpiya Harakati has a ...

  • Toshkent freight hub (1)

    Eurasian freight hub under construction in Toshkent


    UZBEKISTAN: Construction of a multimodal terminal to handle Eurasian freight traffic near Toshkent has been formally launched by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The facility 10 km from the capital in the Yangiyo’l district is to be developed ...

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    Metro Report International

    Toshkent tram revival planned


    UZBEKISTAN: Proposals to return trams to the streets of Toshkent are being developed with the support of Alstom. The company told Metro Report International that it is ‘actively following’ project development, and working with the Uzbek authorities to share best practice for design and organisation. A ...

  • Afghanistan China corridor agreement

    Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China to trial multimodal freight corridor


    ASIA: Representatives of the railways of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China have agreed to trial a rail and road ‘economic corridor’ linking the four countries. An agreement for the three-month trial was signed on September 9 at the end of a two-day meeting in Toshkent. Containerised ...

  • Train in Uzbekistan

    Six policy reforms to strengthen railways in Central Asia


    ASIA: An Asian Development Bank assessment of the state of railways in the 11 countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Programme has set out six reforms that ADB believes are needed to make rail more efficient and financially sustainable. The CAREC area covers Afghanistan, ...

  • UTY Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainset in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

    DB supports electrification in Uzbekistan


    UZBEKISTAN: The German national railway’s DB Engineering & Consulting subsidiary has been awarded a contract to supervise electrification of the 452 km Bukhara – Miskin – Urgench – Khiva line. This will enable national railway UTY to operate Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainsets at up to 250 ...

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    Uzbek company produces prototype container wagon


    UZKBEKISTAN: Steel fabricator Orient Metal has produced a prototype wagon for transporting four 20 ft or two 40 ft containers. Acceptance and certification testing is expected to be completed in Q3 2022, enabling the company’s plant in the Yashnobod district of Toshkent to produce up to ...

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    Bukhara – Khiva electrification funding agreed


    UZBEKISTAN: A US$162m, 20-year loan to finance electrification of the 465 km Bukhara – Miskin – Urgench – Khiva railway was signed by the government and the Asian Development Bank at the end of December. Electrification will enable national railway UTY to operate Talgo 250 Afrosiyob ...

  • Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines.

    Gold and uranium producer takes delivery of track maintenance fleet


    UZBEKISTAN: Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines. The order includes 12 PM-820 USO flat wagons with removable equipment and attachments for transporting track panels between 12∙5 ...

  • uz Toshkent metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    Toshkent metro orders more trains


    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent has ordered a further 10 Transmashholding metro trainsets, financed with a 12-year €30·4m loan agreement which was signed with VEB.RF Corp at the Innoprom trade fair on April 5. Spare parts and accessories will be financed under a separate loan agreement with Roseximbank. The ...

  • uz Toshkent metro extension opening (4)
    Metro Report International

    Toshkent metro expansion aims to cut road traffic, pollution and delays


    UZBEKISTAN: A 7∙1 km extension of the Toshkent metro’s Chilonzor Line south from Olmazor to Quipchoq (Bekat-5) in the Sergeli district was inaugurated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on December 26. The extension has been built since 2017 at a cost of US$170m. It ...