Railway line Buchara - Miskin (- Urgench/Nukus) under construction

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Railway line Buchara - Miskin (- Urgench/Nukus) under construction

Postby Provodnik » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 pm

Uzbek Railways report about the constrcution progress on the new 335 km from Buckara to Miskin:
http://railway.uz/uz/informatsionnaya_s ... osti/7594/

The 335 km line will shorten the distance from Tashkent to Urgench/Nukus by 75 km and will also enable direct serices from Buckara to Urgench/Nukus. These will probaly be useful for travellers visiting Khiva and Bukhara in one trip.
Construction started in march 2017. Total costs are estimated at 283 mln USD. Already 147 km of tracks have been laid meanwhile.

GoogleEarth satllite images show the progress near Bukhara:

september 2016:
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june 2017:
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Re: Railway line Buchara - Miskin (- Urgench/Nukus) under construction

Postby Provodnik » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:33 pm

Passenger train traffic on this line was opened today. Several trains to Nukus/Urgench now use this line, thus saving 2 hrs. Also Bukhara now gets direct trains to Urgench!
http://railway.uz/ru/informatsionnaya_s ... osti/9589/
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