New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

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New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

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According to some sources passenger train service via the border point Altynkol/Khorgos has been opened recently:
http://russian.people.com.cn/n3/2017/06 ... 26729.html

Passengers have to change trains at Altynkol. Between Altynkol and Astana a Kazakh Talgo train is operationg the service. A Chinese Urumchi - Altynkol train provides the connection to/from China.

Timetable:
Astana Nurlyzhol dep 18h47 - Almaty-1 dep 08:01 - Altynkol arr 11:39/dep 15:00 - Urumchi South arr 10:52
Urumchi South dep 19:02 - Altynkol arr ??:??/dep 15:10 - Almaty-1 arr 18:47 - Astana Nurlyzhol arr 8:24


Timetable of the trains concerned (from https://epay.railways.kz/ktz4/proc?pa=clients):

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Поезд N 702Ц АСТ-НУРЛЫЖОЛ-АЛТЫНКОЛЬ
ОСНОВНОЙ МАРШРУТ   АСТ-НУРЛЫЖОЛ-АЛТЫНКОЛЬ
  	приб. 	стоянка 	отпр.
АСТАНА   	       	       	18:47 
АСТ-НУРЛЫЖО   	       	       	18:47 
КАРАГАНДЫ   	21:14  	00:10  	21:24 
КАРАГАНД П   	21:14  	00:10  	21:24 
САРЫ ШАГАН   	01:22  	00:10  	01:32 
БЕРЛИК 2   	       	00:05  	04:21 
АЛМА АТА   	07:32  	00:29  	08:01 
АЛМА АТА 1   	07:32  	00:29  	08:01 
АЛТЫНКОЛЬ   	11:39  	       	      



Поезд N 702Х АЛТЫНКОЛЬ-УРУМЧИНАНЬ
ОСНОВНОЙ МАРШРУТ   АЛТЫНКОЛЬ-УРУМЧИНАНЬ
  	приб. 	стоянка 	отпр.
АЛТЫНКОЛЬ   	       	       	15:00 
ХОРГОС(ГР)   	       	       	      
ХОРГОС   	17:30  	04:00  	21:30 
УРУМЧИНАНЬ   	10:52
Intermediate stops between Khorgos and Urumchi, see https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china- ... 2017-06-20
1 Huoerguosi - 21:30
2 Yining 23:12 23:56
3 Yining East 00:15 00:35
4 Nileke 01:22 01:29
5 Jinghe South 04:12 04:29
6 Kuitun 06:57 07:12
7 Shawanxian 08:02 08:05
8 Shihezi 08:39 08:43
9 Manasi 08:57 09:00
10 Wuxi [Xinjiang] 10:31 10:37
11 Urumqi 10:52 -


The train Urumchi - Altynkol is missing in the Kazakh railways timetable database. However https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china- ... 2017-06-20 contains the timings of the Chines train K9765 Urumchi - Khorgos.
According to http://russian.people.com.cn/n3/2017/06 ... 729-4.html it's this train, which continues then to Altynkol as train no. 9001:

1 Urumqi - 19:02
2 Wuxi [Xinjiang] 19:15 19:21
3 Manasi 20:51 20:54
4 Shihezi 21:07 21:11
5 Shawanxian 21:38 21:41
6 Kuitun 22:19 22:43
7 Jinghe South 00:44 00:52
8 Nileke 03:41 03:47
9 Yining East 05:05 05:42
10 Yining 06:01 06:31
11 Huoerguosi 07:42 -

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Поезд N 701Ц АЛТЫНКОЛЬ-АСТ-НУРЛЫЖОЛ
ОСНОВНОЙ МАРШРУТ   АЛТЫНКОЛЬ-АСТ-НУРЛЫЖОЛ
  	приб. 	стоянка 	отпр.
АЛТЫНКОЛЬ   	       	       	15:10 
АЛМА АТА   	18:47  	00:30  	19:17 
АЛМА АТА 1   	18:47  	00:30  	19:17 
БЕРЛИК 2   	       	00:05  	22:51 
САРЫ ШАГАН   	01:34  	00:10  	01:44 
КАРАГАНДЫ   	05:47  	00:10  	05:57 
КАРАГАНД П   	05:47  	00:10  	05:57 
АСТАНА   	08:24  	       	      
АСТ-НУРЛЫЖО   	08:24

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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

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Press release of Kazakh railways: http://temirzholy.kz/press-tsentr/press ... umchi.html

http://www.kazpravda.kz/en/news/society ... -launched/

More information also regarding prices and bookinmg procedure in China: http://www.chinatrainguide.com/travel-n ... 70621.html
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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

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- It seems like the train is running daily.
- According to report about Chinese domestic train info, from July 1 of this year, K9765/K9766 have been cancelled, while K9789/K9790 would extend its service to Khorgos from Urumqi. Not sure what that mean to the international train.
Source (Chinese site): http://www.urumqi.gov.cn/sy/bmcq/336224.htm
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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

Post by Cassarian »

Hi everybody

I'm planning my trip between Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China, and I'm trying to understand if the "new daily train" between Almaty and Urumqi is actually running. Do you have any update about that? Many thanks.
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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

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Cassarian wrote:Hi everybody

I'm planning my trip between Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China, and I'm trying to understand if the "new daily train" between Almaty and Urumqi is actually running. Do you have any update about that? Many thanks.
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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

Post by GianniVernetti »

Hi All,
I'll try to take this train the next summer.
I tried to buy it online with success.
Do you think it could be possible to buy the ticket al the way from Almaty to Urumqi?
It is really a daily train?
Thanks
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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

Post by steven »

Hi Gianni,

you'd have to go through a tour operator or buy it once in Kazakhstan for the Urumqi ticket. For latest timetable info see the sites suggested at https://caravanistan.com/transport/train/kazakhstan
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Re: New train service Astana - Almaty - Urumchi via Altynkol/Khorgos

Post by GianniVernetti »

Hi Steven,
thanks for info.
I tried Real Russia, but I just found the weekly Monday train from Almaty to Urumqi.
The post talked about a new daily service that was even better.
Ay suggesgtions on where to buy this ticket?
Thanks again
Gianni
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Ticket office or via a local tour operator, just as with the other Urumqi train. You cannot buy train tickets to China online yet.
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