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" 

Center of electronic sales of railway tickets was opened in the capital

JSC "NC "Kazakhstan temir zholy" in order to improve services for passengers and the introduction of progressive forms of service opened at Astana station Center for electronic sales. 
The Center provides the public service for tickets sale through automated self-checkout (without cashiers) with the ability to pay both cash and non-cash.
In the hall of electronic sales passengers can get through the bulletin board information on train schedules, availability of tickets, use the help of consultants. 
For the convenience of passengers there are armchairs, benches, tables, a video monitor, functioning autonomous system of air conditioning and heating in the room. 
The introduction of the new service reduces queues at the box office, excludes the human factor in the ticket sales.
KTZ and its subsidiary JSC "Passenger transportation" plans in 2014 the implementation of ticketing through the Internet in digital form and landing on a train by registering at the conductors through special readers.
Press service of JSC "NC "KTZ" 

Kazakhstan-China: a profitable logistics

Logistics transportation projects in the direction of China-Europe through Kazakhstan with proven efficacy are presented in a working session of the Kazakh-China Business Council and a business seminar "Great Silk Road".

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