Kazakhstan, China to Launch Xian-Almaty Passenger Train

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and China agreed to launch an international tourist passenger train from Xian to Almaty, reported Kazakhstan Temir Zholy’s (KTZ) press service on April 29.

Photo credit: KTZ

According to KTZ, the management of the national railway company and Passenger Transportation JSC discussed relevant topics with the Xian administration during a working meeting.

“The tourist train will run through the Khorgos-Altynkol border crossing according to the schedule of passenger train No. 103/104 on the Urumqi-Almaty-2 route,” reads the statement.

For a few days, the train will stay at Almaty-2 station. During this time, the Kazakh side will offer security and help with planning cultural events at the railway station for passengers.

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