The Kyrgyz Railway (KTJ) is the national railway developer of Kyrgyzstan.
Track Network and Rolling Stock
Kyrgyz Railway operates about 320 km of single track lines (with a total track length of 428 km). After the Soviet Union broke up, Kyrgyz Railways obtained 2,500 freight cars, 450 passenger cars and 50 locomotives from the Soviet railways. However, the 1998 financial crisis drastically reduced spending on the railways.
Freight traffic is now only 13% of its 1990 level, 330 million tkm in 2001, compared to 2,620 million tkm in 1990 and is still falling. Passenger traffic is only about 25% of what it was in 1990. While freight services are profitable, passenger services are losing money, since fares are regulated by the Anti-Monopoly Committee.
- Kazakhstan - yes - Bishkek branch - same gauge
- Uzbekistan - yes - Osh branch - same gauge
- Tajikistan - no - same gauge
- China - no - Break of gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in)/1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rail transport in Kyrgyzstan.|
|This article about transport in Kyrgyzstan is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Asia rail-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|