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Alstom plans to invest up


Alstom plans to invest up to 100 million euros in the creation of service centers in Kazakhstan

Andrew DeLeone, President of Alstom for the regions of Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, announced this during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Alikhan Smayilov, according to Railway Supply portal citing Alstom.
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Will CRRC build a locomotive assembly plant in Kazakhstan?

Chinese company CRRC plans to build a locomotive assembly plant in Kazakhstan According to information provided by the Kazakh Invest Development Corporation after the Kazakhstan-China Investment Roundtable held on May 18th in Xi'an, Chinese company CRRC plans to build a locomotive assembly plant in Kazakhstan, as reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
Kazakhstan introduces a ban on transit to China


Kazakhstan continues to increase its railway transportation

According to the latest data, Kazakhstan's exports via the Middle Corridor railway have nearly tripled in the first few months of 2023, while imports have increased by 22% As reported by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), railway transportation on these routes from January to March 2023 increased by 63.
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KTZ and Wabtec will implement a cruise control program for freight locomotives

The national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, in cooperation with Wabtec Corporation, is implementing a pilot project to introduce the Trip Optimizer program for freight trains.


Locally produced passenger cars commissioned in Kazakhstan

Passenger transportation subsidiary of "NC "Kazakhstan temir zholy" has purchased 11 compartment cars for 400 seats from JSC "ZIKSTO" wagon building plant within the framework of railcar fleet renovation program.


KTZ tests new China-Europe route

Kazakh Railways sent the first China-Europe trans-Caspian train from Jiaozhou, in eastern China, to the port of Koper, in Slovenia.


Cargo transportation breaks new records in Kazakhstan

JSC Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) reports that freight traffic on its network in 2022 set a new record - more than 252 billion ton-kilometers, which is 5.


Kazakhstan signed a huge contract for the supply of sleeping cars

Kazakh Railways (KTZ) and Stadler signed a contract for the supply of 537 sleeping cars, as well as a contract for their maintenance for a period of 20 years.


Alstom and KTZ signed a cooperation agreement

Alstom and Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) have expanded their existing partnership with an agreement to supply 160 KZ8A electric locomotives.


Kazakhstan builds second track on railway line to China

Kazakhstan has begun construction of a second track on a railway line leading to the city of Dostyk, near the border with China.


Kazakhstan actually blocked the export of Russian grain to China

Kazakhstan has actually blocked the railroad deliveries of Russian grain to the countries of Central Asia and China. The reason is in the transit tariffs of "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy", due to which grain transportation has become "economically inexpedient".


KTZ redeemed its bonds

On November 1, 2022, KTZ made a full buyback of its Eurobonds maturing in 2042 in the amount of USD 882,978,000 at face value, reports Railway Supply magazine citing Rail-news.