On September 15 the high speed train Afrosiyob started to run on an extended route Tashkent-Samarkand-Bukhara-Tashkent, reports the information service of Uzbekistan Railways. The train number 762/761 overcomes more than 600 kilometers in 3 hours 20 minutes. A journey on a regular train takes 7-8 hours.
Tashkent-Bukhara train departs daily at 8:00 am from the capital with arrival time at 11:47. The return train from Bukhara leaves at 15:21 and arrives in Tashkent at 19:10.
The 259 km electrified road between Samarkand and Bukhara was deployed in 16 months. The pilot train was launched on August 25, 2015.