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Old July 30th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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ALMATY | Public Transport

The Almaty Metro Municipal project
Almaty, Kazakhstan

General Information

Total System Length, km
40
Number of Stations
44
Construction begin
2005
Expected Phase 1 Construction End
2008
Cost Estimates
appx. $1 bln




Project Brief

The Almaty Metro Municipal project is planned to have approximately 40 kilometers of track with 44 stations as part of a three phase system.

Phase I is expected to begin September 2005, with a completion time of up to 48 months. It consists of 27 kilometers of track with 30 stations (of which 8 km and 7 stations underground). The system will have a capacity of 500,000 passengers/day.

The project includes a 400-room hotel and a major shopping mall, as well as fast food services available in all stations. We welcome inquiries from retail companies and providers of fast food.


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bus station


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Schemes and Presentations






























First Row (from Left to Right): Foundation ditch, Tram Lines, Zharkova St, Primary Foundation Ditch
Second Row: Communications, Tunnel Construction Zone

Phase 1 Construction Photos (2006)


















































Related Links

http://www.almatymonorail.com/ - Homepage(En)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=152215 - Official SCC Discussion (Rus)

Reference Sources and Thanks

Almaty Metro Municipal Corporation, Ivan Besedin, and CSS Members: Artem, Fog, Kashelop and others.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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How they are going to finish it in the next year? I havent seen any stations only tunels so i think its inposible to be on time. Anyway thanks for the info. Do u know what kind of trains they are going to buy?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Those stations look awesome! They have something in the architechture that makes me feel they are ancient. 44 stations on 40kms is pretty close. How high wil be the average speed?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Looks very nice!
Sounds crazy that it's going to be build in such short time!
And I agree that 44 stations for 40 km is a lot.
Any map of the new system?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #5
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Very wise investment of oil money!!! Congratulations!
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Old July 30th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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Some shots of a Construction works - Zhibek Zholy subway station and Metro administration









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Old July 30th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #7
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That looks awesome, although it's not technically a monorail. Elevated LRT would be a more accurate description.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #8
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I think much of the tunneling was done in the 1980's, but construction was halted due to lack of funds. Now with all the gas money, Almaty can finally finish off what it started. I must say, I don't like the neo-Classical style of the proposed undergrounds stations, though. They should go for ultra-modern instead. They should invite Zaha Hadid, Foster, Calatrava, Ando, and Toyo Ito to design a station each! That would be cool!
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Old July 30th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #9
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I think much of the tunneling was done in the 1980's, but construction was halted due to lack of funds. Now with all the gas money, Almaty can finally finish off what it started. I must say, I don't like the neo-Classical style of the proposed undergrounds stations, though. They should go for ultra-modern instead. They should invite Zaha Hadid, Foster, Calatrava, Ando, and Toyo Ito to design a station each! That would be cool!
Each station reminds me of different cultures around the planet. This looks like egyptian:

This one reminds me of america in the 20's:

This is like persian:

It's maybe my imagination.
BTW, it will be TBM ,or mining method all the way?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 06:53 AM   #10
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I read recently that one major Serbian company - "Energoprojekt" - is carrying out the work on one or more of these new subway stations.

WHich is kind of strange to me, considering that in Serbia's capital Belgrade, we still do not have a metro

Anyways, great project! We can only be jealous
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Old August 5th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #11
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Raiymbek station

Here is a more detailed construction breakdown by stations. The security around each of the 8 stations was remarkably low, so Adil, our fellow forumer known by a nickname "Solorama", did not have any trouble finding his way down there. Below are some photos of the Raiymbek station he took last weekend:

"The station sits not too deep below the surface on shallow sediments overlying basement rocks"

"Here is a render showing a construction plan and a proposed interior of the station"




1. "I didn't have any problems getting around the site at all"



"The station is almost finished. On the left is the end of the tube connecting Raiymbek station to Zhibek Zholy station. For now it serves as a transport artery to deliver steel reinforcing rebars and other building materials."


2. "The platform lies three levels below the ground!"



3. " (entering the station) Here we're approaching to the most interesting part of our underground journey"



4. "Here we walk down the main hall leading to the stairs"





5. "Finally - the Station (albeit the picture turned out a bit dark)"


"The two lights seen right in front of us are the holes leading to the right tunnel"

6. "Looking back at the stairs and the right tunnel. Note that the ceiling of the platform is substantially higher than the hall"



7. "This image shows the right tunnel running in the Northern direction"



8. "Left Tunnel"



9. "Standing on the rail line inside of the left tunnel"



10. "I walk further down the tunnel in the direction of the Furmanov Street"



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12. "The perspective is different from down below"







"Graffiti artists might have just found a new playground for themselves"



13. "The sound of an approaching KAMAZ slowly crawling in a 5 kilometer long tunnel is truly something! I feel for the poor passengers that will some day stand there in front of a whole trainset! "



14. "Those construction workers look suspiciously clean for the kind of place this is"



15. "Above the ground is a typical busy intersection"




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Old August 5th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #12
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I like the look of the stations, more different than typical modern stations
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Old August 5th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #13
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Very Nice!
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Old August 5th, 2007, 02:17 AM   #14
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It looks NIIIIIIIICE!!!

(come on, no Borat references yet?)
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Old August 5th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #15
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Gypsy tears will be scattered over the system perhaps?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:14 AM   #16
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It looks NIIIIIIIICE!!!

(come on, no Borat references yet?)
It's hard to believe, but there weren't any yet, moron.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #17
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Wow this is pretty good for a first line of a metro. The stations look like they're going to be gigantic!
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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:59 AM   #18
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Interesting photos, thanks for sharing!
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:28 AM   #19
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what is the population of the city?

looks like a nice project
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #20
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what is the population of the city?
1.5 mln according to Wikipedia, although various NGOs put the population number at 2.1mln. That's including undocumented immigrants from China and Central Asia currently living and working in Almaty.
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