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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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UZBEKISTAN | Hign Speed Rail

High speed trains Afrosiyab (route Tashkent - Samarkand) The first high-speed railway in Central Asia

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Talgo 250 AVE (Uzbekistan Railways)

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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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Old March 13th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pictures.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #5
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Pretty pictures! Is that a modified Talgo model?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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Is it a diesel train? What's the top speed?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Its a Talgo model, developed from the Talgo 250 used for Alvia services in Spain, as far as I can tell from the pictures. They are electric, and the Alvia version in Spain operates at 250km/h.
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Great pictures! Didn't knew Uzbekistan had a hsr. How many Talgo trains are there?
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Old March 15th, 2012, 05:05 AM   #9
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Wow, that's the first time I ever heard about HSR in Uzbekistan and it looks like the line is already operational!

How long is the line between Tashkent and Samarkand and what's the frequency of the trains?
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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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How long is the line between Tashkent and Samarkand and what's the frequency of the trains?
One train a day in each direction.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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Amazing! Never thought Uzbekistan can have an HSR! Even Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia doesn't have one. cool.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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Well, it's only 160, so it isn't a true HSR, not at the moment, at least.
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that's fast enough.... Philippine Electrified trains runs only 40-90km/h Just really amazed and surprised with Uzbekistan....
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Well, a fancy train alone don't make it high speed rail.

1 daily connection and a travel time of 2 hours for 340km aren't that spectacular. Apparently, there are a whopping 35km of HSL with the Uzbekistan railways lacking funds to construct more. I wonder how this can ever generate revenues.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #15
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Yes, this is model Talgo AVE 250
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At an average speed of 175 km and in some areas to 220 km. Maximum - 250
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Wow, that's the first time I ever heard about HSR in Uzbekistan and it looks like the line is already operational!

How long is the line between Tashkent and Samarkand and what's the frequency of the trains?
From Tashkent to Samarkand, the ride takes about 2 hours. The distance of 360 km
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One train a day in each direction.
Uzbekistan has bought two trains that runs every day. Prior to 2015 Uzbekistan also plans to build high-speed railway to Bokhara and to other major cities in the country and buy a few trains Talgo Ave 250
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Old March 16th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #19
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Well, a fancy train alone don't make it high speed rail.

1 daily connection and a travel time of 2 hours for 340km aren't that spectacular. Apparently, there are a whopping 35km of HSL with the Uzbekistan railways lacking funds to construct more. I wonder how this can ever generate revenues.
Do not tell me nonsense. Uzbekistan wealthy enough gas production, gold, uranium country. Dynamically developing country. Trains run on average 175 km per hour. In some areas of 220 km. I personally tried i
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Well, it's only 160, so it isn't a true HSR, not at the moment, at least.
You can find out how well you train? From which country will you be?
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