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Transport disrupted as France blanketed in snow
Transport disrupted as France blanketed in snow

Heavy snowfall hit large parts of France on Sunday, putting Paris under a picturesque blanket of white stuff but causing major disruptions to air, road and rail transport.

Transport disrupted as France blanketed in snow
World's longest bullet train service begins in China
World's longest bullet train service begins in China

China started service Wednesday on the world's longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country's rapid and -- sometimes troubled -- super fast rail network.

World's longest bullet train service begins in China
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan railroads getting 140 passenger wagons in 2013

To upgrade the railroad fleet we plan to purchase 93 locomotives, 140 passenger and 1,784 freight wagons in 2013: Kazakhstan Minister.

Kazakhstan railroads getting 140 passenger wagons in 2013
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800km of Western Europe-Western China road to be launched in 2013

Kazakhstan Transport and Communications Minister talked about road construction plans for 2013.

800km of Western Europe-Western China road to be launched in 2013
Light rail tram. Photo courtesy of nnm.ru
50 light rail trams to be launched in Astana before EXPO-2017

The plan is to construct 3 lines, 42 stops and launch around 50 trams: Alstom.

50 light rail trams to be launched in Astana before EXPO-2017
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Almaty citizens’ mentality hinders solution of parking problem in the city

A well-developed infrastructure is required for development of a parking lots system in Almaty city.

Almaty citizens’ mentality hinders solution of parking problem in the city
Head of almaty Roads Department Vladimir Merenkov. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Almaty authorities to spend 50 billion tenge ($337.8 million) on Almaty transport in 2013

Almaty Akimat (city authorities) plans to allocate more than 50 billion tenge ($337.8 million) on development of Almaty transport in 2013.

Almaty authorities to spend 50 billion tenge ($337.8 million) on Almaty transport in 2013
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Australian 'Dumb Ways to Die' safety clip goes viral

An online video featuring cartoon creatures killing themselves in a variety of ways as part of an Australian transport safety campaign has gone viral, with almost 12 million YouTube views in a week.

Australian 'Dumb Ways to Die' safety clip goes viral
Storm flooded seven New York subway lines: city
Storm flooded seven New York subway lines: city

Surging seawater forced ashore by superstorm Sandy flooded seven New York subway tunnels and six bus garages in the worst disaster in the history of city transport, the network's chief said Tuesday.

Storm flooded seven New York subway lines: city
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan and Austria agreed on freight transportation

Kazakhstan and Austrian governments have signed an agreement on international freight transportation.

Kazakhstan and Austria agreed on freight transportation
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
$10 million spent on procurement of new buses in Astana

83 new buses worth 1.5 billion tenge ($10 million) have been bought starting from the beginning of 2012: official.

$10 million spent on procurement of new buses in Astana
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Ministry of Transport: China-made trucks damage Kazakhstan roads

China-made trucks that ride Kazakhstan highways destroy the road’s surface: Kazakhstan Ministry of Transport.

Ministry of Transport: China-made trucks damage Kazakhstan roads
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy secured record shipment of 8.5m tons of grain

Representatives of involved companies and authorities discussed arrangement of transportation of Kazakhstan's new grain.

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy secured record shipment of 8.5m tons of grain
Infrastructure facility of Khorgos entry point. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Altynkol-Khorgos railroad border entry point to open by end of 2012

The period of completion of works on the entry point was discussed at the meeting of Kazakhstan-Chinese Cooperation Commission.

Altynkol-Khorgos railroad border entry point to open by end of 2012
Power cut blacks out 300 million in northern India
Power cut blacks out 300 million in northern India

A massive power cut blacked out a vast swathe of northern India Monday, leaving an estimated 300 million people without power in the worst outage in more than a decade.

Power cut blacks out 300 million in northern India
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovsky©
Almaty traffic lights will be equipped with timers in 2013

All the traffic lights will be quipped with timers in Almaty, Akim (Mayor) of the city Akhmetzhan Yessimov says.

Almaty traffic lights will be equipped with timers in 2013
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KedenTransService wants to deliver Toyota car parts to Kazakhstan plant

We are negotiating with Toyota. They are planning to build a plant in Kazakhstan and are now selecting the location: KTS President.

KedenTransService wants to deliver Toyota car parts to Kazakhstan plant
Saparzhai bus station in Astana. Photo courtesy of mtc.gov.kz
Bus stations to change locations in Kazakhstan

The routes and locations of bus stations will be reviewed in line with the general plans of the cities of Kazakhstan.

Bus stations to change locations in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan President's advisor Yermukhamet Yertysbayev. ©tengrinews
Creation of new transport corridors in Central Asia will strengthen Kazakhstan’s sovereignty: Yertysbayev

The fact that America is taking steps in this direction is very important for Kazakhstan: President's Advisor Yertysbayev.

Creation of new transport corridors in Central Asia will strengthen Kazakhstan’s sovereignty: Yertysbayev
Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy©
Kazakhstan buying transport assets in Europe

Kazakhstan is going to buy transport assets in Europe and set up terminals in strategically important regions of Europe and China.

Kazakhstan buying transport assets in Europe