China to Assist Astana Build LRT Network

China to Assist Astana Build LRT Network
May 11, 2015 4:04 am

The capital’s LRT company signed an agreement on May 7 with Chinese consortium China Railway International Group and Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co. to establish a new light railway transportation system in Astana, Astana’s city administration announced.
Akim (Mayor) of Astana Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and Chairman of Astana LRT Talgat Ardan took part in the signing from the Kazakh side while Ambassador of China to Kazakhstan Zhang Hanhui, Chairman of Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co. Li Aiqing and Director General of China Railway International Group Limited Zheng Shiping participated from the Chinese side.

According to Dzhaksybekov, the implementation of light rail will be a fundamental element of the new transport system of the young capital: “This project is a priority not only for Astana, but for the whole country. The signing of the framework agreement will allow the start of the practical implementation of the project and will allow the joint efforts to successfully be implemented in Astana,” he stressed in his remarks at the signing.

The new light railway system will provide the citizens with the necessary mobility, comfort and security. The whole project will span 22.4 kilometres, 18 stations and one depot from the Astana International Airport to the city. The trains will travel at a top speed of 40 kilometres an hour and the transportation capacity will reach 83,000 persons a day. The estimated launch is scheduled prior to the opening of EXPO 2017. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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