E-ticket project will be launched

Technology of purchasing train tickets via the Internet in Kazakhstan is unified with the world practice: ticket is remote, a paper version is printed out and passenger enters the train by fixed electronic registration.
The project will start at 7.00 pm today. Ticket sales are available at WWW.EPAY.RAILWAYS.KZ.
- At the moment the scheme was introduced as a pilot on the route Almaty -Astana (train 001/ 002) , Oral -Astana (train 057 /058) , Atyrau-Almaty (train 077/ 078) , Aktobe , Astana (087 / 088 ), - announced today at a press conference in the office of the national company " Kazakhstan temir zholy" in Astana manager of KTZ branch -"Directorate of Information Technologies" Sergey Nikitenko . All regions of Kazakhstan will be covered by online sales in 2015.
By purchasing a ticket from a computer connected to the Internet, the passenger does not refer to the cashier as before. He comes directly to the train.
At the moment of landing conductor registers passenger using a mobile terminal.
Traditional sales through railroad station in this case remain. However this time while referring to JSC "Passenger transportation" cashiers passengers will get not usual form of the ticket, but fiscal ticket that looks like a receipt for the transaction through the payment terminal. In this travel document all travel parameters are reflected: the number and direction of the route, train, wagon and seat. The same information at the time of purchase falls into electronic recorders of the conductors. While boarding passenger shows fiscal ticket, which is going to be registered by the conductor, and then takes his place in the coach.
The new technology represents the most advanced form of an e-ticket, eliminates the paper travel documents and chooses convenient methods of payment for travel. It provides automation of the sales process and excludes costs associated with the human factor, creates a significant financial impact for passenger service as well.

About the derailment of cars at Shieli station

On March 23, 2014 at 1:40 am at Shieli station of Kyzylorda branch of the road 6 cargo and 5 empty wagons of a freight train number 2408 derailed. 
Freight and passenger trains were not delayed.
Restoration work has completed at 10:30 am.
To eliminate the effects of derailment recovery train from Kyzylorda station and 11 plant workers from Shieli worked.
Special commission of JSC "NC "KTZ" determined the cause of the derailment. The first car has descended repeated excessive difference in (30 mm) wheels diameter.
Car belongs to JSC "VEB-Leasing" (Russia) and was released in 2007 by JSC "Altayvagonzavod ."
All damages will be brought according to the established order to the car owners.
Press service of JSC "NC "KTZ"

KTZ celebrates Nauryz

Railroad workers meet with a joyful spring mood favorite holiday Nauryz. 
In Astana during normal working hours the employees of the central departments of KTZ congratulated each other, prepared meals, showed kazakh folk customs "Tusau keser", " Kelіn tusіru", " Betashar " and others, sang songs to the sound of dombra.
During the lunch break workers played folk games in the gym: asyk, aksuyek, oramal and other.
Veterans of World War II and the railway industry were awarded special attention on the eve of Nauryz. Chief of Staff Nurdaulet Kilybai noted that railroad work is very significant for the country, railroad workers honorably fulfilling their duty, and the contribution of veterans always deserves special honors. Senior colleagues wished them health, happiness and long life.
Railway workers who live in metropolitan residential complex "Saranda" next weekend are going to invite colleagues for festivities that they organize on their own initiative. 
Press service of JSC "NC "KTZ"

Additional trains

Due to the increasing demand for the transportation of passengers on holidays JSC "Passenger transportation" has taken measures to add passenger train coaches from the 19th to 25th of March 2014. 

Total for the most popular destinations in all regions of Kazakhstan there were included 116 additional coaches.  
Press service of JSC "Passenger transportation" 

Buying tickets and registration to the train by the simplified form

Now train ticket can be issued from any computer and people can check-in straight in front of the coach.

JSC "LKZ" expands production line

On March 12, 2014 JSC "Locomotive kurastyru zauyty" held round table on "High-performance shunter locomotives. The demands of clients to traction composition". At the event were presented major technical indicators of modern shunting locomotive which will start to be made  in 2015.
To exchange views and discuss the recommendations of potential customers were invited managers and technician experts from  private railway companies in Kazakhstan  such as LLP "Kazphosphate" (Taraz ) , "Bogatyr Trans " (Pavlodar ) Ltd, "Kazygurt zholy" LLP" and other companies.
Shunting locomotive operational performance of the newest generation, energy efficiency and reliability got high marks. In comparison with similar reduced operating costs, service life andcomfort conditions for locomotive crews were increased.
Geography of sales of the new product  will be not only the Republic of Kazakhstan , but the CIS countries and the Baltic states .
Press service of KTZ

All enterprises and services of the railroad are on full alert in case of floods

On railway transport enterprises have formed 59 trains against floods with rubble, metal pipes, rail packages and substandard ferroconcrete cross ties. In particular in  the  Southern region (Shymkent, Zhambyl , Almaty , etc.) 21 train were created,  in  the West region ( Magystau , Oral, Aktobe) - 13 trains,  for the Northern region (Karagandy, Pavlodar, Kostanay , etc.) - 25 trains.

Locomotive crews are everywhere to visit technical studies: study lists of hazardous locations, take part in briefings about the actions to take when a threat, water retention and other hazards are detected. Railcars and trucks are in full readiness in the way branches.
To ensure the smooth, safe movement of trains, the timely preparation of way and structures JSC "NC "KTZ" to spring period of work issued a president decree "On preparing the way and structures to pass ice and flood waters.
Together with employees of state enterprises updated state road culvert capacity of artificial constructions of roads located near to the railway.
Press service of JSC "NC "KTZ"

Altynkol station receives large infrastructural development

At a special meeting at Altynkol station a task to ensure full readiness to pass the growing transit of goods was set.

President of JSC "NC "KTZ" Askar Mamin visited the main transshipment terminal station, examined the future site of FEZ "Khorgos - East Gate".
The head of KTZ noted that during a recent trip to China leaders of major cities as Chongqing, Xi'an, Lianyungang, Shenzhen announced plans to revise the traditional sea routes. Large volumes of goods they intend to transit direct through the territory of Kazakhstan via Altynkol - Khorgos railway border crossing.
- There is great interest in this transportation route. Only this year it is expected 4 million tons of cargo. In comparison with last year this increase is twice more, - said A. Mamin.
According to the chief of Altynkol station Vyacheslav Mironov, it is planned to carry through the border this year up to 2.7 million tons of import and 1.3 million tons of export.

Khorgos River is an object of special attention in spring

The issues of struggling against the water on Khorgos River in Almaty region, along which there are strategic objects of transport and logistics sector of the state were discussed during the away meeting with the President of JSC "NC "KTZ" Askar Mamin. 

The current railroad bridge of the border crossing Altynkol-Khorgos, the bridge under construction of the highway "Western Europe - Western China", ICBC "Khorgos" and other objects of national importance are in the risk area in particular.
This year the water level in Khorgos significantly is higher than last year. In March 2013 the snow cover on the mountains of Zharkent area was up to 30 cm, now it is more than 75 cm. 

Customs control day

On March 12, Customs control day was held in Astana. The event was organized by Transport Union of Kazakhstan «KAZLOGISTICS» and Customs Control Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In his speech, Director General of Transport Union of Kazakhstan «KAZLOGISTICS» Y.Iskaliev said: "Considering the role of international logistics in the economy of Kazakhstan, border management policy and its implementation are important factors in the effectiveness of logistics. Leading government agency in this direction is the Customs Control Committee whose one of the main missions is to promote the development of international trade, including import, export and transit."
The issues of improving the automation of customs procedures, problematic issues of the transport industry , as reflected in the "Book of the problems of the transport industry " and a number of other issues of customs administration were  discussed at the roundtable as well.
It is important to note that in order to develop mutually beneficial business cooperation as well as taking into account the increasing role of improving customs procedures, Customs control day was discussed the agreement on signing of the Joint Action Plan of the Committee of customs control and Transport Union of Kazakhstan «KAZLOGISTICS» for 2014, taking into account recommendations given by the Union as a result of the monitoring.
Press service of JSC "NC "KTZ" 

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