O’zbekiston Temir Yollari’ SJSRC starting from 20 June 2015, canceled daytime running of the train ‘Afrosiyob’ on the route Tashkent-Samarqand-Tashkent.
According to the company, the reason for this was the decrease in passenger traffic.
Now, ‘Afrosiyob’ train will run twice a day: departure from Tashkent at 7.00 and 8.00 AM, from Samarqand - at 5.00 and 6.00 PM.
The high-speed train ‘Afrosiyob’ of the Spanish company Talgo began to ply the route Tashkent-Samarqand-Tashkent from 8 October 2011. The train passes the 344 km railway line in two hours and fifteen minutes. The maximum speed is 250 km/h.