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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars to enter service in December

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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars will enter service on Astana – Almaty route this year and starting with early next year on Almaty – Shymkent route. The passenger cars have received the certificate of conformity to requirements of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. Testing was carried out Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, the UK …

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BMZ delivers TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan

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Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ) has delivered two TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan’s TK Zhetysu, chemical products manufacturer.  TEM18DM is six-axle DC electrical diesel locomotive with modernized driver’s cab, HVAC system, microprocessor control and diagnostics system, electric rheostatic brake. This year, BMZ has supplied 93 TEM18 shunting locomotives to various customers in …

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Kazakhstan Railways to launch new rail-air transport services in 2017

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Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) is investing in developing rail infrastructure and new services in order to contribute the the national objective of ranking Kazakhstan by 2020 among first 40 countries with the best logistics climate. Currently, the country ranks 77 among the 160 countries in the World Bank’s 2016 Logistics Performance Index (LPI).  KTZ intends to develop …

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InfiNet Wireless provides wireless broadband network solution to Kazakhstan Railways

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InfiNet Wireless has successfully provided a wireless broadband network solution to the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), the first of its kind within the region.  The wireless link has been deployed as part of a pilot project connecting trains and railway stations in a single network covering the Astana to Borovoye section …

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Rail Cargo Hungaria, KTZ Express to cooperate on Asia-Europe rail freight services

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KTZ Express, Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) logistics subsidiary, and Rail Cargo Hungaria have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of international intermodal transport on China – Europe route, via the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor.  The parties agreed to create favorable conditions for freight traffic on this route. It is planned to develop and use the technical potential …

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Samsung and Russian Railways sign MoU for Silk Road Project

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 Samsung Electronics and Russian Railways have signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) Project. Samsug will shift from marine transportation to rail transportation via TSR when transporting materials and end products from Korea or China to Eastern Europe. Using TSR will allow Samsung …

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Azerbaijan Railways forms rail freight JV with Russia’s Rusagrotrans  

Azerbaijan Railways forms rail freight JV with Russia's Rusagrotrans  

Azerbaijan Railways (51%) and Russian grain and agribulk rail freight operator Rusagrotrans (49%) have established a joint venture company in order to provide rail freight services between Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia and Turkey. Baku-based AzRusTrans offers rail freight transport services for grain and other bulk agricultural products, timber, fertilizers, construction materials, containers and bulk cargo. The rail freight operator aims to double the volume …

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Kazakhstan Railways to separate infrastructure from transport operations

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Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) will undergo a series of reforms and will separate infrastructure from transport operations. The Kazakhstan Government has prepared a draft resolution for the establishment of KTZ – Infrastructure company, which will shortly be forwarded for approval to the government agencies concerned.  KTZ – Infrastructure will provide access to the railway network for …

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PTB Group to develop Iran’s biggest dry port and rail logistics terminal

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PTB Perse International Forwarding Co. (Tehran), a subsidiary of the Swiss TransInvest Group, has won the tender for the concession to develop and operate Aprin Terminal, 20 kilometers from Tehran. The contract was signed at Iranian Railway headquarters in Tehran on September 18 at an official ceremony. The concession comprises …

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Chinese-Georgian JV to supply 28 freight locomotives to Georgian Railways

Chinese-Georgian JV to supply 28 freight locomotives to Georgian Railways

Georgian Railways has signed an agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) for the supply of  28 electric freight locomotives with asynchronous traction motors. CRRC ZELC and Georgia’s BMI Partners and AS Group 1990 have established a joint venture company specialising in the production of rolling stock. The companies will invest about USD 20 million in the …

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