NEWS AND EVENTS
March 28, 2016
Uzbekistan holds 17th place in Global High-Speed Train Ranking
Uzbekistan took the 17th place among 20 countries of the world in Global High-Speed Train Ranking, published by GoEuro.
The ranking is based on such figures as record speed, operation speed, line coverage and population coverage, as well as expense of population to 1 km railway.
According to ranking, the record speed of high-speed train in Uzbekistan makes up 255 km/h (17th place in ranking on this figure) and operation speed – 250 km/h (13th place).
Share of high-speed line in total railway infrastructure of Uzbekistan is 8.21% (6th place). According to GoEuro, about 90.1% of Uzbek population has access to high speed train (16th place).
GoEuro underlined that population spends 0.18 euros for each 1 km of travel at high speed train (11th place).
Japan, South Korea and China hold first top three places in the ranking. The United States is on 19th place ad Finland – 20th place. Russia holds 15th place.
High-speed train Afrosiyob started regular trips between Tashkent and Samarkand from 8 October 2011. From 2015, Afrosiyob started to run on route Tashkent-Samarkand-Qarshi.