Altynkol

Kazakhstan
Код КАТО
195645100
Code station
707701
Time zone
UTC+6
Railway checkpoints
Altynkol
Khorgos

Functions

The station is a part of strategic facilities Special Economic Zone “Khorgos – Eastern gates”. The station performs such operations as:
- reception and dispatch, making up – splitting of trains;
- reception and dispatch of passenger trains and passenger services;
- operations on acceptance and delivery of cargo in China;
- maintenance and commercial inspection of wagons;
- locomotives and locomotive crews changing;
- preparation of shipping documents;
- shunting operations for spotting of wagons to loading-unloading facilities and picking of wagons;
- servicing tracks of structural subdivisions.
Containers are transshipped from China wagons into Kazakhstan wagons and vice versa in cooperation with Khorgos dry port.

Geography

Railway station Altynkol – Khorgos is located at 293.2 km of Zhetygen – Altynkol line of Almaty railway section.



Brief technical description

Facilities: administrative buildings, signaling control, service and technical buildings of track facilities, wagons, locomotive equipment, transshipment terminal for containers and oversize cargo, warehouses of the cargo temporary storage, security checkpoint building. Following facilities (zones) operate on the territory of Khorgos dry port:
– terminal zone (2 terminals):
1) double (vehicles + railway);
2) container;
– warehouse area:
1) 1 two-zone warehouse with design thermal mode;
2) 1 standard heated, with thermal mode;
– special storage zone;
– container yard,
divided into 3 parts:
1) yard for large-tonnage
containers;
2) yard for medium-tonnage containers;
3) yard for small-tonnage containers;
– business center;
– administrative building (dispatcher service).

Altynkol station[1]

Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,435 mm gauge: 824 m/1,242 m
Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,520 mm gauge: 1,088 m/1,242 m
Length of tracks for transshipment of containers with 1,435 mm and 1,520 mm gauge: 800 m/1,050 m
Daily container transshipment capacity: 3,000 TEUs /35 TEUs
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,520 mm gauge: 12 trains /12 trains
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,435 mm gauge: 16 trains/16 trains
Exchanging is possible: no

Khorgos station[1]

Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,435 mm gauge: 904 m/1,061 m
Length of receiving-and-departure tracks with 1,520 mm gauge: 1,050 m/1,242 m
Length of tracks for transshipment of containers with 1,435 mm and 1,520 mm gauge: 850 m/850 m
Daily container transshipment capacity: 400 TEUs /5 TEUs
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 1,520 mm gauge: 12 trains /12 trains
Daily train receiving/departure capacity for the 11,435 mm gauge: 12 trains /12 trains
Exchanging is possible: yes

Capacity

900,000 TEUs/year

Transshipment and paperwork time

3 hours 45 minutes

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