All Uzbekistan articles – Page 2

  • 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 ...

  • The Samarkand line uses trams that were previously in service in Toshkent.
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    Trams run in Samarkand

    2017-03-31T08:12:11Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Regular passenger services started on the first phase of the Samarkand tram network on March 29. Test running had started on March 26. The initial 6·4 km route links the city’s main station with the Sat Tepo district using an alignment mostly running in road medians. Construction of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Militzer & Münch Group and InterRail have launched a block train service between Xuzhou in eastern China’s Jiangsu province and Toshkent in Uzbekistan.
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    China – Uzbekistan freight service launched

    2017-02-01T10:46:28Z

    ASIA: Militzer & Münch Group and InterRail have launched a block train service between Xuzhou in eastern China’s Jiangsu province and Toshkent in Uzbekistan. The first two trains ran in January, carrying 92 20 ft containers containing steel coil. A third train is planned for February. The journey takes 10 ...

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    Elevated metro line to be built in Toshkent

    2017-01-05T10:45:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The government has announced plans to build an elevated metro line in Toshkent. To be built by national railway UTY, the 8 km Sergili Line would run around 6 m above Choshtepa, Mirzo Tursunzoda and Qipchoq streets, serving six stations. The government is to contribute US$170·1m towards ...

  • The trams were previously in service in Toshkent.
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    Samarkand receives trams

    2016-10-25T13:22:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Preliminary works for the construction of a tram line in Samarkand began on October 16 with the removal of grassed median strips on some roads. The 8 km first phase of the route would connect the city’s main railway station with Sat-Tepo and is due to enter service ...

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    Samarkand tram proposal

    2016-10-06T14:19:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced on October 5 that a tram line could be built in Samarkand. The route would link Siab Bazaar in the city centre with Sat-Tepo district in the southwest. It is proposed that passenger services are to begin before the Navruz festival on March ...

  • The inaugural train from Angren to Pap was formed of a Chinese-built O’zbekiston electric locomotive and four coaches, and passed through the tunnel in 16 mins.
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    Two presidents open Angren – Pap railway

    2016-07-02T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The 123·1 km Angren – Pap railway which provides a direct link between Toshkent and the Ferghana Valley was officially opened by the presidents of Uzbekistan and China on June 22. The opening ceremony was held at the Uzexpocentre in Toshkent with a video link to the 19·2 km ...