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Uzbekistan First test train through tunnel under Kamchik Pass expected in mid April

Uzbekistan: First test train through tunnel under Kamchik Pass expected in mid April

Uzbekistan Railways plans to run the first test train through the 19.1 kilometer tunnel beneath Kamchik Pass, on new electrified Angren – Pap railway on 15th of April according to local press. The Kamchik pass is the only route connecting the Ferghana Valley, the Uzbekistan’s most eastern region, to the capital Tashkent, shortening journey times by two hours, and the rest of the country. The rail line will also improve the railway connection of the Uzbek part of the Fergana Valley to the Transport Corridor Europe–Caucasus–Asia (TRACECA) rail transport corridors running east-west through Turkmenistan-Caspian-Caucasus-Turkey and Kazakhstan-Russia, potentially adding traffic to these routes.

Uzbekistan started the construction of the new 124 km single track electrified railway between Angren and Pap in July 2013. The total value of the project is USD 1,633 million, with financing provided by the Government of Uzbekistan (USD 1088 million), China Export Import Bank (USD 350 million) and IBRD Loan (USD 195 million).

China Railway Tunnel Group and Uzbekistan Railways signed the contract for the construction of a main tunnel and an emergency tunnel under Kamchik pass in September 2013.  DB International provided supervision for the the tunnel construction  works, planning functions and the inspection of construction material deliveries. The total value of the tunnel construction project is  USD 455 million. 

15 апреля 2016 года первый поезд проедет в долину по тоннелю

15 апреля 2016 года первый поезд проедет в долину по тоннелю

Трассу длиной 123,1 километра Узбекистан строил более двух лет. 19,1 км из 123,1 составляет туннель под перевалом Камчик, который построили и оборудовали китайские специалисты. Теперь пассажиры и грузы в Ферганскую долину на всем пути следования будут находится на территории своего государства. Предполагается, что первый поезд пройдет 15 апреля, в день рождения Амира Тимура.

photo: anhor.uz/

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