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Old November 3rd, 2012, 03:59 PM   #61
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Wow!! I can't think even in today, a new metro system could be so gorgious!!! Stations, entrances, escalator, even all are very much beautiful, plus with modern design metro car.

At last Almaty's metro opened for commercial service, after long long years delay, and labor problem.
Well, the first idea of building metro in Almaty dates back to late 80s, so it was heavily influenced by classic metros of Moscow and St. Petersburgh.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 07:19 PM   #62
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Well, the first idea of building metro in Almaty dates back to late 80s, so it was heavily influenced by classic metros of Moscow and St. Petersburgh.
That be very true...
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Old November 8th, 2012, 10:22 AM   #63
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I’m fromKolkata. There is a peculiar similarity between Kolkata and Almaty.

Both are ex national capitals, and both cities have both trams and metros. Metros of both cities use 3rd rail, and mostly underground route with island platform and both cities has currently only one route. Both cities delayed its metro construction almost two decades. Because of these reason, I’ve a special interest on Almaty, like Rio de Janeiro, Dalian, Hong Kong & Sapporo. But stations and metro cars are much beautiful than Kolkata.

Another similarity is that the rolling stock of Almaty metro is almost similar with Bengaluru metro, with another Indian city.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #64
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Well, the first idea of building metro in Almaty dates back to late 80s, so it was heavily influenced by classic metros of Moscow and St. Petersburgh.
And that can only be good.
Not only concerning aesthetics, but function wise.
For example, only Alatau is side platform, and every other one is classical Soviet central platform station, which is much easier for commuters to use.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #65
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A special freight train has been spotted carrying the first 50 new Young-MAN Neoplan trolley-buses built by the Jinhua Neoplan for Kazakhstan's capital Almaty. The Almaty order asks for 195 new trolleys.

The banner on the locomotive says "Jinhua-Kazakhstan railway international interlined dedicated train" literally. I think it really means "Jinhua-Kazakhstan inter-continental special cargo shipment.



The new trolleys are in Beijing livery. The banner says "Jinhua Young-MAN Autos' Dzungarian Gate International train" literally, or better as "Jinhua Young-MAN Autos Dzungarian Gate Inter-continental Cargo shipment". Dzungarian Gate in Chinese is Alashankou (a-la-shan-kou), this is a geographically and historically significant mountain pass between China and Central Asia. It has been described as the one and only gateway in the mountain-wall which stretches from Manchuria to Afgahanistan, over a distance of 3000 miles. The Dzungarian Gate is a straight valley which penetrates the Dzungarian Alatau moutain range along the border between Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. It currently serves as a railway corridor between China and Euro-Asian railway systems. Jin-hua is a city in the south western part of Zhejiang Province, about 360 km south of Shanghai, or 180 km south of Hangzhou, the provincial capital. A journey from Jinhua to Dzungarian Gate is almost 5000km, so for the cargo train to travel from Jinhua to Dzungarian Gate, it's probably going to take 4 days and 3 nights. Then the trolleys have to be reloaded on to Kazakh's train since the railway gauge between China and Kazakh is different. China adopts international standard gauge of 1435mm, while Kazakh uses Russian 1520mm wide gauge.



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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #66
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November 8, 2012. The presentation of 23 new trolleybuses on Astana Square in Almaty:

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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #67
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I’ve some questions (arose after viewing some websites). Please answer one by one –

1) Left side, right side or both sides, - which type of platforms are in most numbers in Almaty subway network?
2) Which are the highest and deepest stations of Almaty metro?
3) Which is the busiest metro station?
4) Which stations have interchange facility with suburban rail network?
5) Where is/are the depot(s) of the subway network?
6) Which stations have interchange facility with tram network?
7) Is the metro system fully underground?
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #68
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ALMATY | Tram

There is a thread about Almaty metro, so I think it will be best to open a separate thread about Almaty tram.

Almaty is the latest city in Asia, which has both tram & metro. Whereas newer metro system is fast and beautiful, by contrast older tram system is neglected and a bit ugly. I heard when the metro construction started; all but two tram routes have closed. Metro opened almost after two decades, but in the meantime, tram has gradually declined.

Thankfully, it is still present.

I can’t find any map of the tram network. Please post a map of Almaty tramway network.

There is a thread about Almaty metro, so I think it will be best to open a separate thread about Almaty tram.

Almaty is the latest city in Asia, which has both tram & metro. Whereas newer metro system is fast and beautiful, by contrast older tram system is neglected and a bit ugly. I heard when the metro construction started; all but two tram routes have closed. Metro opened almost after two decades, but in the meantime, tram has gradually declined.

Thankfully, it is still present.

I can’t find any map of the tram network. Please post a map of Almaty tramway network.

POST AS MANY AS PHOTOS OF ALMATY TRAM PHOTO HERE.

The tram system of Almaty was directly opened as electric system in 1937. It is clear that it was a late opener, when almost all tram cities of world has established their tram network strongly, even some has closed them. It is the oldest tramway network of Kazakhstan.



POST AS MANY AS PHOTOS OF ALMATY TRAM PHOTO HERE.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #69
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I’ve some questions (arose after viewing some websites). Please answer one by one.
Well, let me to answer.

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1) Left side, right side or both sides, - which type of platforms are in most numbers in Almaty subway network?
All station were built with island-type platform, except "Alatau" (the latter was built with two side platforms).

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2) Which are the highest and deepest stations of Almaty metro?
"Abay" is the most deepest station (depth - 78 meters according to official information - well, I have some doubts in this). The most shallow station is either "Alatau" or "Raiymbek batyr" (depth ~ 10 meters, no exact official information).

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3) Which is the busiest metro station?
Sorry, I don't know.

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4) Which stations have interchange facility with suburban rail network?
"Raiymbek batyr" (near railway station Almaty-2).

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5) Where is/are the depot(s) of the subway network?
Metro depot "Raiymbek batyr" is located in the northern part of city, near Metro station with same name.

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6) Which stations have interchange facility with tram network?
Sorry, I don't know.

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7) Is the metro system fully underground?
Yes, it is.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #70
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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #71
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Is this a Kazakh? or Russian map?

Sorry, I can't read it.

Please submit an English map.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #72
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Wow, how nice information!!!

Thank u very much.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #73
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There is nothing to read, just street names.
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It's in Russian and it says it is a map with the years each section opened discriminated by colors.
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Is this a Kazakh? or Russian map?

Sorry, I can't read it.

Please submit an English map.
I'd translate the whole map if I had the time.
I don't know if map in English (or Latin) exists at all.
So, as guys already explained, the map shows both existing parts of the system as also parts that were demolished with operating years for each stretch of the system.

Yellow squares represent depots, and purple circles are terminus stations.
Here's another map, this one with Sairan water reservoir and streams so you can orientate.
Red stretch is temporarily closed.

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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #76
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What about LRT project for Almaty? Do they plan just to reconstruct the tram system into LRT or it just will be another system?
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It seems that Raiymbek baty is not very close to Alamty2. Do people use this interchange? Are there any ideas to make this interchange more convenient (for example any pavement equipments, escalators, underpasses etc)?
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I’ve some questions (arose after viewing some websites). Please answer one by one
According to information from local forum:

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3) Which is the busiest metro station?
"Alatau".

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6) Which stations have interchange facility with tram network?
Only "Alatau" station is located near tram stop. The entrances to other Metro stations are located on the distance more than 400 meters from tram stops.

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It seems that Raiymbek baty is not very close to Alamty2.
Yes, it's about 750 meters between entrances to Metro and to railway station.

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Do people use this interchange?
Very little part of passengers. It's really uncomfortable.

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Are there any ideas to make this interchange more convenient (for example any pavement equipments, escalators, underpasses etc)?
They have no such ideas which can be realized in near future.
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Thanks for maps, waiting for the previos map's latin version.

Please try to answer these -
1) Reserved or unreserved, - which type of track layout is common in Almaty tramway network?
2) Which is the busiest tram terminus?
3) Which termini have interchange facility with suburban rail network?
4) Which termini have interchange facility with metro network?
5) Where is/are the depot(s) of the tramway network?
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