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The wear of Kazakhstan Railways’ passenger coach fleet is 55-70%, the 24.kz quotes Kazakhstan First Vice Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kasymbek. He made this statement in his speech to the Senate.
“The wear of the passenger coaches operated in socially critical transportation - about 60 routes - is around 70%”, Mr. Kasymbek said. The total wear of the passenger coach fleet including liberalized routes, i.e. Talgo trains, new routes, is 55-56%”.
The deficit is 6,000 seats and it might rise to 10,000 by 2020.
The reason for the high wear rate and seat deficit are low prices for passenger transportation.