Became known the name of the new Astana railway station opening on the threshold of EXPO

24 April

Became known the name of the new Astana railway station opening on the threshold of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. This was reported in the press service of JSC “NC” Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”.

"In Astana, on the threshold of the international exhibition EXPO 2017, a new railway station "Nurly Zhol” will be launched, that has no analogues in the CIS countries and which will become one of the modern railway stations built in the recent time in the world.The project is divided into two components: involves the development of the railway junction of Astana and the construction of a railway station complex,” reports says.

In KTZ specified that the development of the infrastructure ensuring the passage of increasing freight and passenger traffic was ensured.

"Taking into account the development of railway facilities inside the city, the advanced innovative technologies in the construction industry were used in its implementation. Thus, the railway overpass, equipped with sound proof screens, allowed the provision of passenger trains to the new railway station without disturbing the existing and planned transportation arteries of the city,” specified in the national company.

The capacity of the new station will be up to 35,000 passengers per day, which, according to the information of the joint-stock company, will substantially relieve the load from the existing station in Astana, that, at a capacity of 12,000 passengers per day, actually allows up to 18,000 passengers.

"A team of international experts such as Buro Happold (UK), Tabanlioglu Architects (Turkey), Jamas (Germany), when designing the new station, have been made design decisions that allowed the station to be located on concourse, above the railway tracks. This is a kind of know-how of the modern way of layout of the railway station buildings. “Station-bridge" almost everywhere came to replace the "coastal" type of station due to greater efficiency, compactness, more rational use of space," shared in the press service.

The new station is located closer to the business centre of the capital, which, as confident in KTZ, will significantly relieve the traffic load of urban vehicles, and, respectively, optimize to the residents and guests of the capital the time spent on moving along city highways.

"In the building of the railway station, with an area of over 120 thousand square meters, all conditions for the movement of passengers with disabilities are provided, tactile paths, an information board with the use of Braille alphabet, and special cash desks have been established. In addition to the main waiting room there are hotel rooms, comfortable luggage rooms, mother and child rooms, medical offices, food courts, restaurants, indoor and outdoor parking lots for more than 1500 seats and much more, meeting the best world standards,” stressed the representatives of the national company.

The building is equipped with energy-saving elevators and escalators, ground heat exchangers are installed, which pre-heat the air coming from the street in the winter and cools the air in the summer. Multi zone air conditioning system is provided that distributes the cold and heat from a single outdoor unit to several internal. As a result of its use the significant energy savings have been achieved.

"A system of rainwater harvesting and reuse has been established at the cleaning of facades and watering of adjacent territories. Modern queueing management systems, electronic ticketing and Internet access have been applied for the convenience of passengers.For the provision of a high level of protection against threats in emergency situations, a wide range of antiterrorist activities including passenger screening equipment, video surveillance and access control system have been provided. Inside and outside the building will be installed a 24-hour control of law and order,” report says.

Opening of the new station, according to the press service of the national company, will provide new jobs for more than 1300 people.

"Construction works will be completed on May 15 and all necessary testing of the railway infrastructure of the station, engineering communications, an intelligent system for controlling the movement of trains, as well as passenger services will be completed by June 1. The first passengers will start arriving and departing from the station "Nurly Zhol” starting on June 1,” summed up in the press-service of JSC “NC" Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”.

Let us remind, earlier, the Minister of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kassymbek at the Government hour in the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan stated that the new railway station of Astana will become the best on the territory of the CIS.

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