Kazakhstan Temir Zholy


  • Askar Mamin (President)
  • Timur Kulibayev (Chairman)

Kazakhstan Temir Scholy ( Kazakh Қазақстан темір жолы ( ҚТЖ ), Russian Қазақстан темір жолы ( Қтж ), English Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ( KTZ )) is the national railway company of Kazakhstan, based in Astana.

In Kazakhstan Temir Scholy approximately 146,000 employees. The turnover of the transport company was around 584 billion tenge in 2010.


Kazakhstan Temir Scholy to include 21 subsidiaries. The Company locomotive provides various services in the field of transport. The company Kaztemirtrans and Kaztransservice involved in the transport of goods. Trans Telecom is responsible for the modernization of Kazakhstan Temir Telekommunikationssnetzes of Scholy.

Other subsidiaries are Locomotivnyi servisnyi center, Temirsholsu, Temirsholshylu and Temirzhol zhondeu.

In addition, the company is involved in the joint venture Yuxinou.


The company was founded on 15 March 2002 by decision of the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev as a closed joint stock company. 100 percent of the shares are owned by the Kazakh Samruk - Kazyna state-owned company.

In 2006, Kazakhstan Temir Scholy appointed by the American company General Electric a total of 310 locomotives of the Evolution series. With the delivery of the first copies began in March 2009.

In February 2009, Askar Mamin signed and CEO of Siemens, Peter Löscher, a contract for the delivery of 22 electric locomotives of the Sino- German series KZ4A zwischen 2009 and 2010.

In July 2009, the Company announced its plan to make 2020 capital expenditures of 5.5 trillion tenge for the modernization of Kazakhstan's railway network. As part of the modernization of approximately 14,500 square kilometers of track will be modernized and a new 512 locomotives.

In October 2010 200 electric freight locomotives KZ8A and 95 express locomotives KZ4AT have been ordered by a consortium in which are involved in addition to the KTZ and Alstom Transmashholding. Delivery of the final assembled predominantly at a new plant in Astana locomotives will extend from 2012 to 2021. For the electrification of additional routes a consortium with Siemens was formed.

On 11 May 2013, the 146 km long cross-border route from Kazakhstan Uzen ( Zhanaozen ) to place in the Turkmen Serhetyaka was opened after three and a half years of construction. It is used for transporting oil, cereals and especially the medium term through a 470 kilometers long and continued up to the Iranian border (where a lane change is needed) and allow a connection to the Persian Gulf.