Lonely Planet Writer

High-speed train to connect Astana, Almaty and Ürümqi by 2017

Kazakhstan will get a series of new train services in time for the EXPO 2017 to be held in the capital city of Astana.

Downtown Astana, Kazakhstan.
Downtown Astana, Kazakhstan. Image by Ken & Nyetta / CC BY 2.0

The services will include a high-speed rail line that connects Astana with Kazakhstan’s old capital, Almaty, and Ürümqi in western China. Additional train services will also connect Astana with other parts of Kazakhstan, including Uralsk and Mangyshlak. EXPO 2017 will run from 10 June to 10 September, 2017. Read more: inform.kz