15:37 / 06.10.2022
Uzbekistan Railways to launch high-speed electric trains on 8 new routes

Uzbekistan Railways is holding a tender for the purchase of 34 high-speed electric trains.

Photo: Uzbekistan Railways

Now the railway operator is negotiating with the world’s leading suppliers. Among them are German Siemens, Swiss Stadler, Czech Skoda, French Alstom, Spanish Talgo, Korean Hyundai, Japanese Hitachi, Chinese CRRC and others.

After the purchase of high-speed electric trains, the company plans to launch services on eight new routes: Tashkent - Keles, Tashkent - Jizzakh, Jizzakh - Samarkand, Samarkand - Karshi, Samarkand - Shakhrisabz, Navoi - Bukhara, Nukus – Khiva and Andijan - Khanabad.

The company also intends to send part of the trains to expand the service in 10 existing areas:

  • Tashkent - Khodjikent;
  • Tashkent - Angren;
  • Tashkent - Bekabad;
  • Tashkent - Gulistan;
  • Namangan - Andijan;
  • Kokand - Andijan;
  • Termez - Sariasia;
  • Karshi - Bukhara;
  • Bukhara - Khiva;
  • Samarkand - Bukhara.

On 8 new routes, passenger traffic is expected to be 5.925 million people annually. In total, according to the operator’s calculations, improvements in the railway service will be felt by 22.47 million passengers per year.

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