New high-speed Tulpar-Talgo train

New high-speed Tulpar-Talgo train :New high-speed passenger train “Saraishyk” bound for Atyrau from Almaty is planned to be launched on June 8 from Almaty-2 train station.

The train will depart every other day. The travel time makes 35 hours 30 minutes from Almaty to Atyrau. The train consists of 27 cars. Grand class car has one section for people with disabilities. For the convenience of passengers, this section has a shower, bathroom, specialized doors and a conductor call button. Besides, the car’s corridor is expanded for convenient passenger boarding and unloading.

The cars of the train are assembled at the joint Kazakh-Spanish plant “Tulpar-Talgo” in Astana. The cars were purchased within the framework of the program on upgrade and increase of the service life of the rolling stock of “Passenger Transportation” JSC. In accordance with the program, the plant will assemble 420 more cars by 2014.

It is worth noting that the launch of new high-speed trains allows to reduce the travel time 1.5 times. The travel time from Almaty-2 to Atyrau (distance 2695 km) will be reduced from 49 to 35 hours due to the launch of the new train.

As earlier reported, high-speed trains consisting of “Talgo” cars presently run in four directions: between Almaty and Astana, Almaty and Shymkent, Almaty-2 and Petropavlovsk, Aktobe and Astana.

Another five high-speed trains running between Astana and Atyrau, Astana and Kyzylorda, Almaty and Aktobe, Astana and Zashchita, Almaty and Zashchita are planned to be launched within the program on transport infrastructure development till 2015.

New high-speed Tulpar-Talgo train

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