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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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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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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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Volume of China-Kazakhstan-Europe rail freight transport expected to increase by 23% in 2016

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In the first seven months of 2016, the volume of China-Kazakhstan-Europe rail freight transport reached 4.4 million tons and is expected to record 9 million tons by the end, a 23% increase y.o.y. According to Kazakhstan Railways there is positive dynamic of container traffic’s growth. 554 container trains serviced China – Europe – China via Kazakhstan route in …

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KZ4AT locomotive sets new high-speed record in Kazakhstan

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Alstom has set a high-speed record in Kazakhstan reaching 200 km/h while conducting tests on its KZ4AT passenger locomotive on the Moiynty-Kiik line South East of Astana. These dynamic tests are part of the validation process in order to allow the locomotives to run up to their maximum design speed …

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Astana light rail system ready for operations in 2018

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Astana’s light rail system will enter operation in August 2018.  Currently, construction works are carried out at 8  out of 18 stations planned, stated for KazakhTv, Aitkazy Arykbaev, Technical Director of Astana LRT LLP, the project authority.  “Modern technology will be used. For passengers’ comfort, the trams will be equipped with air conditioning, video cameras, fire safety equipment; everything will be …

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China-Europe container transport via Trans-Kazakh rail network increases by 205%

China-Europe container transport via Trans-Kazakh rail network increases by 205%

The volume of transit container transport on China-Europe route via Trans-Kazakh rail network has increased by 205% in January-April 2016 compared to the same period last year. This allowed Kazakhstan Railways to increase income in Swiss francs and obtain positive financial results. The company’s net profit reached 32.6 bln tenge. In order to repay a US $ …

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Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan agree to update UTLC development model

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Russian Railways, Kazakhstan Railways and Belarusian Railways agreed on the key principles of United Transport & Logistics Company (UTLC) operational model. “The UTLC project is an integration platform for us. It is this model that gives us the possibility to implement the initial plans for equal participation in the company. …

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Kazakhstan Railways tests mobile-diagnostics laboratory for rail infrastructure 

Kazakhstan Railways tests mobile-diagnostics laboratory for rail infrastructure 

Kazakhstan Railways has tested a new mobile-diagnostics laboratory (MPK) for rail infrastructureon the 227 km long railway line between Astana and Borovoye. The special vehicle is manufactured in-house and is equipped with rail flaws and defects detection and video monitoring systems. The vehicle is designed  to monitor and diagnose the condition of the railway track …

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