On April 4, passenger trains of local directions of reconstructed Southern Railway Station began running. The first train has run from Tashkent to Bukhara.
In connection with this, a media tour for journalists was organized.
The Southern Railway Station has been reconstructed taking into account modern architectural requirements on instructions of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, within the framework of relevant resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
500 builders were involved and more than 30 units of equipment were used in reconstruction activities. The total area of the station is 9.2 hectares, there are 3 platforms with a length of 650 meters.
It is noteworthy that checking tickets, passports and cargo of passengers is carried out only once – at the entrance to the station. Free trolleys and wheelchairs are provided. There is a waiting hall, a VIP hall, a mother and child room, a medical center, lounges, a buffet, mobile shopping kiosks, Wi-Fi and electronic library, sweets and souvenirs sale centers, electronic information center, a hall for tourists and others.
In order to ensure safety of passengers, the station building, cash desk and the territory around are equipped with 170 surveillance cameras.