In 1978 the Soviet authorities approved the general plan of the city of Almaty indicating the first subway line. In 1980 the Soviet Government signed a decree that ordered to start the construction of a subway in Almaty. The actual construction started in 1988 and was paid by the Soviet budget while Kazakhstan incurred only indirect expenditures. Let us see how the process is being developed today.
According to the project, the subway had to consist of 8 stations. Now the amount is decreased to 7.
After the fall of the USSR the process stopped. In 2007 the construction was launched again sponsored by the government of Kazakhstan.
The trains were manufactured by Hyundai company.