Prompt action allowed to restore train services in a short time
Workers of all services of Akmola and Karaganda road branches were involved to eliminate the consequences. Railroad had to work in a special mode. All measures were taken immediately in order to clear the way.
Thanks to prompt action in six hours after the incident, the way was open for train services. In such cases, when an emergency situation (difficult winter conditions, night-time) to restore the movement of trains would take much more time.
“We promptly arrived at the scene. Using our technique, the new crane with a telescopic boom, two tractors, all the necessary tools, we could lift the trains. Thanks to the coordinated work of the team, we have been able in the shortest possible time to make way,” the Head of Astana restorative train, Marat Beisenov said.
In connection with the suspension of train traffic on the section Astana – Karaganda, a large crowd of people – up to 600-800 people gathered at metropolitan railway station.
Employees of the station, a branch of JSC “NC” KTZ “-” Directorate of backbone network “operated in emergency mode.
The station building footprints were further set – their number increased to 600 seats. Also, more than 50 passengers with children have been placed in mother and child room. Additional space was provided to accommodate the elderly passengers .
Constantly, the announcers notified through hands-free system about passenger trains delay due to technical reasons every three minutes.
At 4:30 a.m on December 28 tons, all the passengers who wished to continue the journey, were sent.
Currently, the station is operating normally.
About 10 buses were involved to delivery the passengers from Astana to Osakarovka station on December 27, 2016. Train tickets were refunded to 250 passengers.
Source: Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan