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China to invest $600m in Kazakh railway company

China plans investing $600 million in projects of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), a Kazakh railway company.

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China to invest $600m in Kazakh railway company
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Kazakh-Spanish trains to become more comfortable

Talgo passenger carriages will become more comfortable as the plant producing the carriages masters the final stage of production.

Kazakh-Spanish trains to become more comfortable
Photo courtesy of Akorda press office
Nazarbayev, Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow open 'new Silk Road'

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have participated in the opening ceremony of the Uzen-Beket-Goran railroad.

Nazarbayev, Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow open 'new Silk Road'
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Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway line to open on December 3

The Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway line will be opened on December 3.

Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway line to open on December 3
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Kazakhstan should fulfill three conditions to become a transit hub: expert

Kazakhstan needs to meet three conditions to become the largest business transit hub in Central Asia.

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Kazakhstan should fulfill three conditions to become a transit hub: expert
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Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to boost bilateral trade with new railway link in place

The railway link Uzen (Kazakhstan) – Kyzylkaya – Bereket – Etrek (Turkmenistan) – Gorgan (Iran) totals 934.5 km, with the longest part (722.5 km) running across Turkmenistan. The Kazakhstan’s section makes up 130 km, with the other 82 km running across Iran.

Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to boost bilateral trade with new railway link in place
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India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead
Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash: investigators
Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash: investigators

Russian investigators said on Wednesday they had detained two Moscow metro workers in a probe into a devastating crash that killed 22 people and injured dozens.

Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash: investigators
One dead, dozens injured as Moscow metro train derails
One dead, dozens injured as Moscow metro train derails

One person died and dozens were injured after a train derailed in the Moscow metro on Tuesday, the Interfax news agency reported citing medics.

One dead, dozens injured as Moscow metro train derails
20 years on, British fears over Channel Tunnel lost at sea
20 years on, British fears over Channel Tunnel lost at sea

Fearing an invasion of rabid animals, terrorists, immigrants and the loss of their cherished island isolation, many Britons were highly suspicious of the Channel Tunnel.

20 years on, British fears over Channel Tunnel lost at sea
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New Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev suggested constructing a Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway line,

New Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway: Nazarbayev
A new electromotive. Photo courtesy of KTZ
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy: enhanced rolling stock

The tear and wear of Kazakhstan's rolling stock has been significantly reduced since 2008.

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy: enhanced rolling stock
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy©
Transport Ministry to render railway carriage services to 20 million passengers in 2014

Plans are there to carry 294 million tons of freight and over 20 million passenger, including thanks to 5 new high-velocity Talgo trains to be launched this year.

Transport Ministry to render railway carriage services to 20 million passengers in 2014
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Railway freight traffic between Kazakhstan and China may reach 21.5 million tons in 2014

The freight traffic in 2014 is expected at 21.5 million tons, with 17.5 million tons of them running through another border crossing (Dostyk station).

Railway freight traffic between Kazakhstan and China may reach 21.5 million tons in 2014
Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan planning to overhaul all 302 railway stations by 2020

Plans are afoot to overhaul 11 out of 18 airports, with both airstrips and passenger terminals renovated in 5 of them and only passenger terminals renovated in 6 of them.

Kazakhstan planning to overhaul all 302 railway stations by 2020
Burning petroleum train near Kazakhstan's Aktau. ©Lada.kz
1200 cubic meters of oil in 17 tanks burnt in yesterday's petroleum train fire near Aktau

The train driver is in a grave condition with 3rd category burns of 30% of this body.

1200 cubic meters of oil in 17 tanks burnt in yesterday's petroleum train fire near Aktau
The accident site. ©Lada.kz
Petroleum train derailed by MAN oil tank truck, 10 tanks on fire in Aktau: KTZ comments

The fire started as a result of the train's collision with a MAN oil tank truck that belongs to Emiroil company; one man dead, one injured, one missing.

Petroleum train derailed by MAN oil tank truck, 10 tanks on fire in Aktau: KTZ comments
The accident site. ©Lada.kz
Petroleum train on fire in Aktau, 2 dead one missing

Oil tanks are on fire near Aktau city in western Kazakhstan. Both locomotive drivers were killed by the fire, truck driver is missing, reportedly on the run.

Petroleum train on fire in Aktau, 2 dead one missing
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20 wagons derail in Karaganda oblast

Karaganda transport prosecutors initiated a criminal case over derailment of 20 freight wagons at Karagan-Ozek station.

20 wagons derail in Karaganda oblast
Kyzylorda train station. Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy©
Kazakh-Czech center to build engineering plant in Kyzylorda

The protocol of intentions to create an engineering plant and a diversified enterprise for production of spare parts for Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) has been signed by Kyzylorda oblast administration and KTZ.

Kazakh-Czech center to build engineering plant in Kyzylorda