New Railway Link Opens Between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

New Railway Link Opens Between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
May 12, 2013 11:35 am | Last Update: September 4, 2015 11:36 am

A new direct rail link has been opened up between Kazakhstan’s Bolashak transition station and Serhetyaka station in Turkmenistan.

Presidents of both nations have inaugurated the new section called Bolashak-Serhetyaka division, which will be used for direct transportation of goods through the shortest path, to cut down the transit of trains to Turkmenistan via Kazakhstan and back.
The new KZT65bn ($430m) line is a part of the future transnational rail corridor that will link Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, in addition to offering access of land freight to sea routes in the Persian Gulf region.
According to the current agreements between the three countries, the interstate project is in the final stages of implementation.
The new rail line, which will be used to carry grain, oil and oil products, is expected to increase the transit potential of Kazakhstan and opens a way for domestic products to new markets.
Kazakhstan content of the corridor, the 146km Uzen-Bolashak site, was implemented by JSC ‘NC ‘KTZ’ with cooperation of domestic contractors and also occupies 80% of the new overall section.
The new modern railway trunk-line features two new stations with track development and developed infrastructure, besides being equipped with communication devices, signalling, centralisation and blocking.
Fiber optic was used on the site Mangyshlak – Uzen – Bolashak and an uninterrupted electric supply was provided at all stations and sidings. 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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