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Astana Nurly Zhol (Kazakh: Астана Нұрлы жол, Astana Nurly Jol; Russian: Астана Нурлы Жол) is the main railway station in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan. As part of the infrastructure build up to Expo 2017 the station is located near Mynzhyldyk Alley with a new capacity of 35,000 it was opened on June 1, 2017.[1][2]

Astana Nurly Zhol railway station
Astana Nurly Jol 2018.jpg
Station concourse
Coordinates51°06′45″N 71°31′54″E / 51.112389°N 71.531752°E / 51.112389; 71.531752Coordinates: 51°06′45″N 71°31′54″E / 51.112389°N 71.531752°E / 51.112389; 71.531752
Owned byKazakhstan Temir Zholy
Construction
ParkingYes
History
Opened1 June 2017 (2017-06-01)

The 45,000 ft² station building has an enclosed space of 110,000m², a 70,000m² car park and 2,550m long railway platforms. It was designed by the Turkish company Tabanlıoğlu Architects.[3] The design was awarded first place in the MIPIM AR Future Projects Award.[4]

Train ServicesEdit

Around half of the train services serving Nur-Sultan call at Astana Nurly Zhol. Most of these services originate/terminate here, rather than "through" services as this is a terminal station. Almost all Talgo services that serve Nur-Sultan use this station. A handful of services call at both Astana-1 railway station and Astana Nurly Zhol.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Astana Train Station - Railway Technology". railway-technology.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  2. ^ "The new railway station of Astana will be called "Nurly Jol" | АО "Қазақстан Темiр Жолы"". railways.kz. Archived from the original on 2017-04-29. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  3. ^ "ASTANA TRAIN STATION - TA_ Tabanlıoğlu Architects". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ "In pictures: Future Projects Awards 2016". 15 March 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.