Uzbekistan Rolls Out First High Speed Railway Operations

Uzbekistan Rolls Out First High Speed Railway Operations
September 5, 2011 5:20 pm

Uzbekistan has unveiled the region’s first high-speed train, which will connect the Uzbek capital of Tashkent with the country’s second largest city Samarkand.

The train, which was manufactured by Spanish train maker Talgo, can travel at a speed of 254km/hr on the 344km line, covering the distance in two hours and 10 minutes.
Uzbekistan state-run railway company Uzbekistan Temir Yullari signed a $55m deal with Spain’s Patentes Talgo in 2009 to supply the trains.
Talgo delivered the first Talgo AVE 250 train last month while the second train is expected next month.
The line is scheduled to open in early September and is expected to boost the tourism industry in the country.
Uzbekistan has invested $116.8m to upgrade its Soviet era railroad infrastructure and plans to open similar lines to Bukhara city with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank. 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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