Uzbekistan: an unfolding story of rail transport possibilities

The way from China to Iran via Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (marked in orange), source: Mercator Institute for China Studies

Uzbekistan’s position in Central Asia allows it to function as a crossroad for rail routes connecting north to south, and east to west. In recent years, the country strived to become a central transit destination, that will provide alternative routes for Eurasian rail transportation. Through infrastructure improvements, investments, and international agreements, Uzbekistan aims to unfold its full potential.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Editorial Coordinator of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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