The Tashkent Metro is set to receive an additional 56 cars, equivalent to 14 trains, from the Russian manufacturer Metrovagonmash, a subsidiary of Transmashholding (TMH). The news was confirmed by Kirill Lipa, CEO of TMH, during a panel session at Innoprom Central Asia held in Tashkent. According to Lipa, the supply contract for the over 50 metro cars has already been signed and is currently being executed. He also stated that TMH has been a traditional partner of the Tashkent Metro since its inception in 1977.
A press release from the Tashkent Metro confirmed that the 14 new trains would be distributed based on the workload. The supply of these new metro cars will help to improve the quality and efficiency of the Tashkent Metro service, reducing wait times for commuters.
It is worth noting that the Tashkent Metro has already received 60 cars from Metrovagonmash in the years 2019-2021. The total cost of these cars was 91.3 million euros, which enabled the formation of 15 new trains and a reduction in the intervals between trains. The financing for these supplies was provided through loans from various sources, including the state corporation VEB.RF, JSC Russian Export Center, Roseximbank, and the state budget of Uzbekistan.
The latest supply of 56 cars from Metrovagonmash will further strengthen the partnership between TMH and the Tashkent Metro. The new cars are expected to provide a more reliable and efficient service to the residents of Tashkent. This development highlights the growing cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in the field of transportation infrastructure.