Under the agreement signed last week, Talgo and KTZ
have established Tuplar Talgo, a joint company that will build a new
plant in Astana next year to assemble the coaches. Talgo says further
revenues will be generated from maintaining the vehicles.

kazakh-talgo.jpgKTZ already has two 23-car Talgo 200 sets (pictured) which were acquired in 2000 for overnight services between Almaty and Astana.