Dostyk (Friendship)
Kazakhstan
Код КАТО
193443100
Code station
708507
Time zone
UTC+6:00
Railway checkpoints
Dostyk
Alashankou

Functions

Dostyk station is a border transshipment station, responsible for a complete set of operations on reception and dispatch of trains moving via state border, transshipment from one wagon to another due to the gauge changeover, exchanging of freight and passenger wagons from trucks of one gauge to another, making up and splitting of trains, dispatched to and arrived from railway systems of Kazakhstan and other countries.

Geography

It is located nearly 158 km to the Southeast from the center of Usharal in Dzungarian Gate. Border railway station on Kazakhstan-China Border.

Coordinates: 45°15′08″ N 82°29′02″ E


Brief technical description

Dostyk station is out-of-class station with sequential arrangement of tracks. In terms of activity type, it belongs to freight border station performing functions of freight and sorting station.

The station layout consists of three receiving and departure tracks and one track for customs inspection of trains and wagons. The station comprises of the wagon maintenance point and wagons exchanging point (WEP) from broad gauge to narrow gauge and back as well as seven transshipment areas. Existing wagon exchanging point has 10 sizes of bogies exchanging for passenger wagons and 42 sizes of bogies exchanging for freight wagons.

Dostyk Station[1]

Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,435 mm gauge: 813 m/954 m
Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,520 mm gauge: 824 m/1,289 m
Length of track for transshipment of containers with 1,435 mm and 1,520 mm gauge: 528 m/785 m
Daily container transshipment capacity: 760 TEUs /9 TEUs
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,520 mm gauge: 15 trains /15 trains
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,435 mm gauge: 12 trains /12 trains
Exchanging is possible: yes

Alashankou station

Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,435 mm gauge: 870 m
Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,520 mm gauge: 870 m
Length of track for transshipment of containers with 1,435 mm and 1,520 mm gauge: 854 m/854 m[1]
Daily container transshipment capacity: 480 TEUs /6 TEUs[1]
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,520 mm gauge: 15 trains /15 trains[1]
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,435 mm gauge: 12 trains /12 trains[1]
Exchanging is possible: no

Turnover of the point in 2018

13.7 mln. t

Capacity

450,000 TEUs/year

Transshipment and paperwork time

4 hours 15 minutes