Will supply 603 passenger cars (21 trains) for long-distance services in Kazakhstan
Spanish train manufacturer Talgo will supply Kazakhstan public railway operator, PP (Passazhirskie Perevozki), a branch of railway administration KTZ, with 603 passenger cars (21 trains) for long-distance services all over the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The agreement was signed during the business trip of the Spanish Minister of Public Works, Ana Pastor.
On June 26th 2013, the above mentioned company and joint venture Tulpar-Talgo signed an important agreement worth 482 millions of Euros. Earlier in 2012 Talgo already signed an agreement for providing maintenance services to Kazakhstan’s new fleet of train cars for the next 15 years (amounting to 1.000 million Euros).
Thanks to this contract, Talgo will be able to set a commitment to an industrial business activity from 2015 to 2019. The manufacture of the cars is to be shared between Spain (Talgo’s locations at Rivabellosa –Alava, and Las Matas - Madrid) and Kazakhstan, with a gradual activity transfer to their site in Astana.
State-of-the-art wide-body railcars supplied by Talgo will reach 200km/h. and have been specially designed for extreme climatic conditions (-50ºC), apart from meeting other specific requirements by Kazakhstan. Likewise, they are compliant with the latest standard requirements being developed for Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The Talgo technology has increased both speed and quality in service in Kazakhstan, reducing considerably the travel times, without requiring any infrastructure investment.
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