Astana Nurly Zhol (Kazakh: Астана Нұрлы жол, Astana Nurly Jol; Russian: Астана Нурлы Жол) is the main railway station in Astana, 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 Astana 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 Astana 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. 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.