Samarkand Railway Station
In the end of the 19th century, when Uzbekistan was a part of Turkestan province within the Russian Empire, railways were actively built throughout Central Asia. Samarkand, being one of the main trade centers of Central Asia of that time, was sorely in need of new transport communications. In May 1888 a railroad bridge was built across the Amu Darya River and Samarkand became one of the stations on the Trans-Caspian Railway.
During the existence of the Samarkand Railway Station, its building was many times reconstructed and today Samarkand station is the modern complex, equipped with everything necessary for arrivals and departures of guests of the Pearl of East. Many domestic and international trains go through Samarkand. Recently a new high speed train Afrosiab has been launched between Tashkent and Samarkand, which tightened relations of ancient capital of Mawarannahr and modern capital of Uzbekistan.