Kazakh railway project launched to bypass Almaty bottleneck


Kazakhstan’s national railway grid (KTZ) has begun construction of a line that will bypass the country’s largest city, Almaty, to support steadily growing trans-Eurasian rail freight volumes.

The new 130km, 1520mm-gauge line will run north of Almaty between Zhetygen in the northeast and Kazybek Beka in the northwest.

The cost of the...