The first agreement is with Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) for the supply of turnout motors. Alstom hopes to establish a joint venture with KTZ to manufacture the motors. Two prototypes are already undergoing a 12-month trial on the KTZ network.
Kron has also signed a memorandum of cooperation with the mayor of the Kazakh capital Astana to build a light rail line in the city. A feasibility study will be conducted first. Alstom will adapt its Citadis LRV to the local climate.