Prices on high-speed train tickets in Uzbekistan up

Tourism Materials 31 July 2018 17:28 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31

By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:

Prices for travel on Afrosiyob high-speed trains in Uzbekistan are to be increased by 35 percent, Uzbek media reported on July 31.

The corresponding decision was made by the Uzbekistan Railways. New prices will come into force on Aug. 15, 2018.

The prices are to be raised after the four-month analysis and studies conducted jointly with the Finance Ministry.

"There are Sharq and Nasaf trains, which ply to Bukhara and Karshi, respectively. Afrosiyob also runs to Bukhara and Karshi. It is necessary to take into account the comfort of Afrosiyob trains, the amount for which they were purchased, as well as the fact that until today specialists from Spain are carrying out maintenance. The expenses are big,” the company explained.

The marketing service of the Uzbekistan Railways noted that the last time ticket prices were raised by the company in 2014.

High-speed railway of Uzbekistan with a length of more than 780 kilometers connects the largest cities of Uzbekistan - Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Karshi, Navoi.

The road passes through 7 regions: Tashkent, Syrdarya, Jizzakh, Samarkand, Kashkadarya, Navoi and Bukhara. Launched on Oct. 8, 2011, the line is being served by the Afrosiyob electric trains, which ply seven days a week. This is the second railway line in the CIS, which operates high-speed trains (after the Moscow-Saint Petersburg line with Sapsan electric trains in Russia).

Four high-speed trains run on the line at the moment.

Afrosiyob is a high-speed electric train, developed and created by the Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L. The train is named after the king of ancient Afrasiab hillfort, located on the northern outskirts of modern Samarkand.


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