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On 30.05.2019, Spanish train manufacturer Talgo officially announced that Uzbekistan railways (UTY) confirmed its decision to acquire two further Talgo 250 high-speed trains (HST). Entry into service is scheduled for 2021.
Both new units are for ‘Afrosiyob’ high-speed train services, connecting the capital of Taskent with Samarkand, and the cities of Qarshi, Bukhara, and Jiva. UTY already owns four similar trains.
[center][img]https://railcolornews.com/wp-content/uploads/Talgo-250_UTY-Afrosiyob_Railcolornews_3243.jpg[/img]Talgo 250 ‘Afrosiyob’ Photo: Talgo[/center]Valued at EUR 57 million, the project is financed by the Corporate Internationalisation Fund (FIEM) of Spain. The new trainsets will have 13 cars, including the two powerheads.
The agreement also includes the manufacture of 4 additional coaches, to be used to extend UTY’s two oldest trainsets. An overview of the fleet:
[ul][li]2009: 2x 11-car consists (in service since 2011)
This article first appeared on railcolornews.com
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