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

    2022-09-17T05:00:00Z

    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
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    Six policy reforms to strengthen railways in Central Asia

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    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
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    DB supports electrification in Uzbekistan

    2022-08-04T08:56:00Z

    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 ...

  • Orient Metal container wagon (2)
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    Uzbek company produces prototype container wagon

    2022-07-12T06:00:00Z

    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

    2022-01-17T12:00:00Z

    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.
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    Gold and uranium producer takes delivery of track maintenance fleet

    2021-09-24T11:04:00Z

    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)
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    Toshkent metro orders more trains

    2021-04-12T05:00:00Z

    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. ...

  • uz Toshkent metro extension opening (4)
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    Toshkent metro expansion aims to cut road traffic, pollution and delays

    2021-01-11T05:00:00Z

    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. ...

  • The Angren – Pap railway provides a direct link between Toshkent and the Ferghana Valley.
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    ADB loan to complete Ferghana Valley modernisation programme

    2020-11-12T10:41:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$121m loan to complete the modernisation of the rail network in the Ferghana Valley. The work is intended to stimulate economic growth and improve trade and regional connectivity along Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Corridor 2. The loan announced ...

  • uz Navoi Mining & Metallurgical TMH Bryansk 2TE25KM
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    Diesel locos delivered to Uzbek mining company

    2020-09-08T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: TMH Bryansk has delivered two 2TE25KM twin-section main line freight locomotives to Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Combinat. The twin-section diesel locomotives are capable of hauling 6 000 tonne trains, which is expected to significantly reduce transport costs for the gold and uranium mining company. The latest ...

  • lectrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30
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    Uzbekistan completes Ferghana Valley electrification project

    2020-09-02T10:21:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Electrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30, when electric services were inaugurated on the 101 km Namangan – Andijon section. The ring runs from Pap through Namangan, Andijon, Marg‘ilon, and Qo‘qon back ...

  • The first section of the Halqa Line runs for 11 km on an elevated alignment from Dostlik-2 to Qoylik.
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    First phase of Toshkent’s circular metro line opens

    2020-09-01T13:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first stage of a planned orbital metro line and an extension to an existing route have opened in Toshkent. On August 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inaugurated the 2·9 km, two-station northern extension of the Yunusobod Line from Shahriston to Yunusobod ...

  • uz UTY Transmashholding NEVZ 3ES5K locomotive
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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 1 ...

  • 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. The containers ...

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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 May ...

  • ‘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. ...