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Almaty Metro Map


Almaty (Alma Ata) has about 1.4 million inhabitants and used to be the capital of Kazakhstan before the government moved to Astana in 1997.

Construction of the first metro line began in 1988, but was suspended after the dissolution of the former Soviet Union.

The section of line 1 finally opened in 2011 was 7.6 km and included 7 stations. The eastern part of the line runs north-south below Ul. Furmanova, and then turns west along Prospekt Abaya. Four out of seven stations are deep-level. With the 2-station extension in 2015, the metro line is now 10.3 km long.

The line is operated with seven 4-car trains, produced by Hyundai Rotem of South Korea.



01 Dec 2011: Raiymbek Batyr - Alatau
18 Apr 2015: Alatau - Moskva (2.74 km)


1) Western extension consisting of 3 stations (Saryarka, Dostyk, Kalkaman) to connect the centre of Almaty to the suburb of Kalkaman (8.62 km), under construction or planned.

2) Northern extension

3) A second line to intersect with the first line at Alatau and Zhibek Zholy


Raiymbek Batyr:

Raiymbek Batyr Raiymbek Batyr

Zhibek Zholy:

Zhibek Zholy Zhibek Zholy Zhibek Zholy


Almaly Almaly


Abay Abay Abay


Baykonur Baykonur Baykonur

Dramteatr im. Auezova:

Dramteatr im. Auezova Dramteatr im. Auezova


Alatau Alatau

Photos © Maxim Golbrayht (except where indicated)


Almaty Metro (Official Site)

Almaty Metro (Official Site 2)

Almaty Metro at Wikipedia (then click Russian version for more details)

Almatinskoye Metro

Article in Kontinent (Svet v konce tunnelya)

Station layout

Almaty Metro Track Map by Vladislav Prudnikov




2007 © Robert Schwandl (UrbanRail.Net)