Construction of the second tracks of the Almaty-Shu section

Construction of the second tracks of the Almaty-Shu section

Kazakhstan railway projects are being implemented to develop the country’s transit potential under the Nurly Zhol program. One of the projects is the construction of the second tracks of the Almaty-Shu section. The track is 113 kilometres. The capacity on the site has quadrupled after one year of service.

BAUYRZHAN URYNBASAROV, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL COMPANY:

 - In total, the railways are 126 kilometres long. We electrified the tracks. 13 railway bridges were built. An automobile overpass was built. This overpass allowed closing two cargo-loaded railway crossings.

Now up to 17,000 cars pass on the overpass per day. The uniqueness of this project is the use of a remote control point system and traffic lights.

BAUYRZHAN URYNBASAROV, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL COMPANY:

 - Our quantitative and qualitative indicators of rail transport have been improved. Freight trains began to cut in transit twice between stations of Almaty-Shu. The technical speed has been improved. The turnover of wagons has been reduced. Production indicators have been improved both for the Almaty and Zhambyl railway sections.

The ‘Digital Railway program’ is implemented in Kazakhstan. As part of this program, work is being continued to optimize costs, as well as to introduce a Train Control Center and digital services. Based on experts’ preliminary estimates, the total economic effect from the projects is estimated at 115 billion Tenge.