New train on Samarkand — Astana route to be launched due to EXPO 2017

Afrosiyob Train Talgo 250

A new UzRailways’ Afrosyob (Talgo 250) speed train #451/452 from Samarkand to Astana is expected to be launched from 02/06/2017 till 25/08/2017.

The new train will be operating in summer period once a week due to the international exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana.

The train will leave Samarkand at 03:46 am, through Tashkent (leave on 08:20 am) on Fridays, and arrive to Astana at 5:22 pm on Saturday (Direct train, 16h53m). Return route Astana – Samarkand will be operated on Saturdays, and will leave Astana at 7:16 pm with reach Samarkand on Sunday.

The EXPO 2017 will begin its work in Astana on June 10 and end on September 10.

Source: AKIpress News Agency

Photo: Talgo.

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