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TOSHKENT
 Uzbekistan

Toshkent Metro Map © R. Schwandl

 System

Toshkent (Tashkent in Russian), the capital of the former Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan, has approximately 2 million inhabitants.

Chilonzor Line: Construction started in 1968, opened in 1977 between Sabir Rakhimov (now Olmazor) and Oktyabr'skoy Revolyutsii (now Amir Temur Khiyoboni) including Khamza depot and one metro bridge over Oqtepa channel between Khamza and Komsomolskaya stations. It was extended to Maksim Gor'kiy (now Buyuk Ipak Yoli) in 1980 (including metro bridge over Salar river between Hamid Alimdzhan and Pushkin stations).
16.7 km, 12 stations; extension east to Traktornyi Zavod (3 stations) was under construction but has disappeared from maps.

Metro station Khalqlar Dustilgi was renamed Bun'odkor on 6 Aug 2008, and Sabir Rahimov became Olmazor (Apple Garden) on 05 Nov 2010.

Uzbekiston Line: crosses the city diagonally from northwest to southeast via Toshkent Railway station, opened between 1984 and 1991.
14.8 km, 11 stations

Yunusobod Line connecting the northern districts to the airport in the south under construction. First 7.6 km section with six underground stations opened for regular service on 24 Oct 2001 (test running began on 28 August 2001 - 10th anniversary of independence) between Ming Urik (planning name was Lokhutiy) and Habib Abdullayev (planned as Shahriston):

Abdulla Qodirii station Habib Abdullayev station Minor station Yunus Razhabiy station

- Tunnels don't run very deep due to danger of earthquakes.
- Moscow type 4-car trains used, 100 m platforms
- 1524 mm gauge, 3rd rail power supply (825 V DC)
- Average station distance 1400 m, 46 km/h commercial speed

In 1999, the Tashkent Metro carried 127 million passengers, a 4.7 % increase compared to the previous year.

 

 History

6 Nov 1977: Sabir Rakhimov (now Olmazor) - Oktyabr'skoy Revolyutsii
18 Aug 1980: Oktyabr'skoy Revolyutsii - Maksim Gor'kiy

8 Dec 1984: Navoiy - Toshkent
6 Nov 1987: Toshkent - Chkalov
6 Nov 1989: Navoiy - Chorsu
30 Apr 1991: Chorsu - Beruniy

24 Oct 2001: Ming Urik - Habib Abdullayev

 Projects

Yunusobod Line further under construction from Habib Abdullayev to Turkeston (3stations: Fayzulla Khuzhayev, Yunusobod, Turkeston) with depot, Yunusobod and Turkeston stations will be on the surface. A southern extension from Ming Urik is planned.

A fourth line, the Sirgali Line is being prepared (8 km).

 Photos
Bodomzor station Ming Urik station
 Practical Info

06:00 - 1:00, 2 min headway peak hours

Single fare - 500 som (2010)

 Links

Toshshahartransxizmat

Metro Tashkent by Savshenko Igor

Metrosoyuza by Peter Donn includes nice station pictures

Metro Tashkent at Mir metro/Metroworld by Aksenov Dmitry

MetaMetro Tashkent Page

Scanned ToshkentMetro map with Uzbek station names (1997 - 100K)

http://www.tashkent.org/uzland/subway.html

Voices of the Underground (listen to metro announcements)

 

 

Kosmonavtlar station © Peter Donn Kosmonavtlar station © Peter Donn Pushkin © Peter Donn Pakhtakor station © Peter Donn

 

The following stations were renamed after Uzbekistan's independence from the former USSR:

November 1991: Pl. Lenina - Mustaqillik maidoni (Independence square)

May 1992: Oktyabrskoy Revolutsii - Markaziy hiyobani

Kosmonavtlar prospekti - Kosmonavtlar

Tashselmash - Mashinosozlar

50 let SSSR - Mirzo Ulugbek

Komsomolskaya - Yoshlik

August 1993: Markaziy hiyobani - Amir Temur hiyobani

1997: Maxim Gorkiy - Buyuk Ipak Yoli (Great Silk Way)

09 Feb 2006: Yoshlik (Youth) > Milliy bog' (National park or National garden).

05 Nov 2010: Sabir Rahimov > Olmazor (Apple Garden)

 

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