OREANDA-NEWS. December 09, 2011. Uzbekistan Temir Yollari state joint stock railway company will receive the second high speed electricity train Talgo, produced in Spain, in the middle of 2011.

After arrival of Afrosiyob train, the volume of transportation between Tashkent and Samarkand will increase twice and frequency of transportations will rise to 4 times a week.

As reported earlier, high-speed train Afrosiyob transported over 3,000 passengers on Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent route so far, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari state joint stock railway company said.

Talgo 250 train (named Afrosiyob) carried out its first trip from Tashkent to Samarkand on 26 August 2011. Representatives of Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, diplomatic corps, management of Uzbekistan Temir Yo'llari, and veterans of railways participated at the first trip.

High-speed train Afrosiyob started to carry out regular trips between two cities from 8 October 2011. Train runs between two cities on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The train leaves Tashkent at 6:55 and arrives in Samarkand at 9:25. It leaves Samarkand at 16:55 and arrives in Tashkent at 19:33.

Afrosiyob train, produced in Spain by Patentes Talgo S. A., runs at the speed of 250 kmh and passes the 344 km distance between Tashkent and Samarkand in two hours.

Total capacity of the train makes up 257 people. The electricity train consists of two locomotives, 8 passenger cars and one dining-car. The train has VIP, first class and economy class places. The trains can be used by people with limited abilities.