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Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged

Warm weather and rains have given way to winds and blizzards in Astana.

Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged
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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.

China to invest $600m in Kazakh railway company
First transport and logistics center launched in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan launches its first transport and logistics center compliant with best international standards in Astana.

First transport and logistics center launched in Kazakhstan
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Concept of new railway station in Astana approved

The concept of a new train station in Kazakhstan's Astana has been approved.

Concept of new railway station in Astana approved
Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record
Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record

Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record in a test run near Mount Fuji.

Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record
India pledges $137 bn to modernise railways
India pledges $137 bn to modernise railways

India said it would spend $137 billion to modernise its crumbling railways, pledging to end a vicious cycle of under-investment.

India pledges $137 bn to modernise railways
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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
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Kazakh railways head holds talks with his Chinese counterpart

President of Kazakhstan's national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Askar Mamin held bilateral talks with Director General of Chinese Railways Sheng Guangji. Two cooperation documents were signed.

Kazakh railways head holds talks with his Chinese counterpart
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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'
Railway link from Kazakhstan to Iran across Turkmenistan to be inaugurated today

The agreement on construction of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link was signed by the three leaders back in 2007, the actual construction works commenced in 2009.

Railway link from Kazakhstan to Iran across Turkmenistan to be inaugurated today
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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.

Kazakhstan should fulfill three conditions to become a transit hub: expert
Canada unveils new railway rules after Quebec train disaster
Canada unveils new railway rules after Quebec train disaster

Canada announced stricter railway safety measures following last year's runaway train disaster in Quebec that killed 47 people.

Canada unveils new railway rules after Quebec train disaster
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President Nazarbayev on Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link to be shortly launched

According to him, through this railway link Iran “could tap into Russian and Chinese markets, whereas Kazakhstan will get an access to all the states of the Persian Gulf”.

President Nazarbayev on Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link to be shortly launched
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Kazakhstan’s President launches two new railway links

The new railway links will give an impetus to development of the Central and West Kazakhstan, contributing to industrial development of the country’s regions and creating a total of 3500 jobs.

Kazakhstan’s President launches two new railway links
The meetings resulted in signing of a protocol © Press Service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
China & Kazakhstan advance new Silk Road economic belt

On 26 June in Beijing Kazakhstan and China have moved forward with the creation of a Silk Road economic belt.

China & Kazakhstan advance new Silk Road economic belt
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Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people after a blast suspected to have been triggered by Maoist rebels, a top railway official said.

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected
Test for Hollande as French rail strike drags on
Test for Hollande as French rail strike drags on

France's longest rail strike in years was set to go into a seventh day Tuesday after unions said a first meeting with management failed to address their demands.

Test for Hollande as French rail strike drags on
Bolivia launches world's highest cable railway
Bolivia launches world's highest cable railway

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world's highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.

Bolivia launches world's highest cable railway
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Kazakhstan to supply electric locomotives to Azerbaijan

Alstom Transport has signed a contract to supply 50 KZ8A freight locomotives produced in Astana-based Elektrovoz Kurastyru Zauitty to Azerbaijan Railways.

Kazakhstan to supply electric locomotives to Azerbaijan