Uzjeldorpass OJSC (Uzbek Railway Passengers) said that from May high-speed train Afrosiyob will run between two cities twice a day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
On other days, high-speed train Afrosiyob will run between Tashkent and Samarkand once a day as it was earlier.
The company said high train leaves Tashkent at 8:00 and arrive in Samarkand at 10:30. The return train leaves from Samarkand at 17:00 and arrives in Tashkent at 19:38. High-speed train Afrosiyob started to carry out regular trips between two cities from 8 October 2011. From 13 February 2012, the train started to run between two cities each day.
Afrosiyob train, produced in Spain by Patentes Talgo S. A., runs at the speed of 250 kmh and passes the 344 km distance between Tashkent and Samarkand in two hours.
Total capacity of the train makes up 257 people. The electricity train consists of two locomotives, 8 passenger cars and one dining-car. The train has VIP, first class and economy class places. The trains can be used by people with limited abilities