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.
The Zagro trucks can move both along usual automobile roads and railway lines. In the subway they fulfill the role of a railmotor car.
The depot portal.
Railway lines are located on one side only that is why the other part of the space is used by a taxi bus. The view is shocking.
An unusual configuration of the 2-way tunnel.
The moving staircases were imported from South Korea.
Tunnels are intersected next to the station itself.
Deeply located stations must be left by the stairs as moving staircases are available a bit higher.
The corridor that leads to the moving staircase is very narrow as compared to the one in Moscow.
The constructions are concrete.
A pilot station made of reinforced concrete.
The marble walls are decorated with national ornament.
The floor is made of granite.
It is the deepest subway station that is located 50 m underground.
The platform is 104 m long.
Central hall of the station.
A boring station with side platforms.