Electrification of Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan Railroad Will Cost $300 Million


The estimated cost for the electrification of the 321.5-kilometer section of the Lugovaya-Balykchy railroad is $300 million. Tazabek.kg reports this based on a report made by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The railroad links Kyrgyzstan with Kazakhstan; the section is single-track, and covers 60.3km in Kazakhstan and 261.2km in Kyrgyzstan.

According to analysts, electrifying this section will increase the speed of traffic and increase the capacity of the line. Furthermore, it will allow for the railroad to access other electrified sections in Kazakhstan and Russia.

The EEC report notes that a feasibility study is needed to implement the project.