Transport in Kazakhstan: Wikis

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Railways

Astana Rail Station


total: 15,300 km in common carrier service; does not include industrial lines


broad gauge: 15,300 km of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+56 in) gauge (3,299 km electrified) (1997) Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) is the national railway company.

Because rail routes were designed ignoring intersoviet borders, there are anamolies such as the route from Ural'sk to Aktobe briefly passes through Russian territory.

City metro systems under construction: Almaty Metro.

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Railway links with adjacent countries

TULPAR - express: Almaty-Astana

Maps

Timeline

2008

2007

  • Proposals to eliminate break of gauge at Druzhba-Alashankou by converting Kazakhstan main line to European gauge.

2006

Town served by rail

Highways

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total: 258,029 km
paved: 247,347 km
unpaved: 10,682 km (2006 est.)

Waterways

3,900 km on the Syrdariya (Syr Darya) and Ertis (Irtysh)

Pipelines

crude oil 10,338 km; refined products 1,095 km; natural gas 11,019 km (2006)

Ports and harbors

Caspian Sea

Other

Airports

Airports - with paved runways

Airports - with unpaved runways


total: 83
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
1,524 to 2,437 m: 9
914 to 1,523 m: 10
under 914 m: 53 (2006 est.)

Air Astana - main Kazakhstani Air operator

Destinations

Air Astana operates the following destinations (as of April 2009):

Air Astana Boeing 757 aircraft at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand
Air Astana Airbus-320 aircraft at Aktau Airport

Domestic (Kazakhstan)

Asia

Europe

See also

External links

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.


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