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Dostyk
Достық
Dostyk is located in Kazakhstan
Dostyk
Dostyk
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 45°15′12″N 82°29′04″E / 45.25333°N 82.48444°E / 45.25333; 82.48444
Kintra Kazakhstan
Province Almaty Province
Destrict Sarkand Destrict
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,698
Time zone Omsk Time (UTC+6)

Dostyk (Kazakh: Достық) or Druzhba (Roushie: Дружба‎) is a smaw toun in Kazakhstan's Almaty Province, on the border wi Xinjiang, Cheenae. It is a port o entry (bi heich-gate an railroad) frae Cheenae. The rail portion serves as a important link in the Eurasie Laund Brig.

Railways[eedit | eedit soorce]

The atween the Soviet Union an the PRC tae connect Kazakhstan with Wastren Cheenae bi rail wis achievit in 1954. On the Soviet side, the railwey reached the border toun o Druzhba (Dostyk) (whose names, baith Roushie an Kazakh, mean 'friendship' in each respective leid) in 1959. On the Cheenese side, housomeivver, the wastwaird construction o the Lanzhou-Xinjiang railwey wis stoppit ance it reached Urumqi in 1962. Due tae the Sino-Soviet Split, the border toun remained a sleepy backwatter for some 30 years, till the railwey link wis feenally completit on 12 September 1990.

The port o entry on the Cheenese side is Alashankou.

Thare is a bogie exchaynge depot tae facilitate the throu muivement o fricht an passengers railcaurs.[1]

Uniform gauge[eedit | eedit soorce]

The railwey netwirks o the twa kintras uise different gauges (Cheenae, like maist o Europe, uises the staundart gauge o 1,435 mm/​4 ft 8 12 in, but Kazakhstan uisses the broader Roushie gauge o 1,520 mm/​4 ft 11 2732 in), so thare are breaks o gauge. It is proposed tae build a staundart gauge Transcontinental Railwey tae link Europe an Cheenae tae bypass these twa breaks o gauge. This project wis signed in 2004.[2]

The ither end o this proposed uniform gauge line is at Gorgan in Iran.[3]

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