As a result of rapid economic and cultural growth of Astana transport sector of the northern capital as the economic infrastructure has undergone substantial changes.
Thus, on the basis of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 97 dated by 26.01.1994, Tselinograd station was renamed as Akmola station.
On the basis of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 600 from 06.05.2001, Akmola station was renamed as Astana station.
Since 2001, the station operates as a subsidiary of Astana first Republican State Enterprise "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy", then of Branch State Enterprise "Infrastructure", from 2002 – of Closed Joint Stock Company "National Company" Kazakhstan Temir Joly", and since 2004 of "National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" station stana. According to expert estimates projected significant growth in freight transport hub in Astana. What actually occurs in practice, especially in the three dominant scales in Kazakhstan regions: North, South, East and West.
Astana is in the geographical center of the country and having a wide transport and communications network, has generally sufficient capacity to provide significant position in the transport market.
By the meaning of transportation hub we understand geographical point splicing and the interaction of multiple modes of transportation. Crossings involve participation in a single transportation process is not only different modes of transport, but also industrial, commercial, shipping and other companies, which leads to large regional growth trends, which can be identified from Astana.
In this connection, the transport hub in Astana, with its high transport capacity, is prepared to provide a variety of transportation in relation to other modes of transport, ensuring that international standards of service.
The strategic position of the station allows Astana to act as a transport center for the transshipment of goods, emerging at adjacent stations of the site.
The chosen course of reforms branch provides a favorable climate in which the accumulated positive experience of services for freight, passenger and transit. In particular, the station assumes an increase in the efficiency of market conditions, using different methods of regulation of market activity, provided the economic relations of some type. Here we consider new forms of planning and production, which positively shape on the qualitative and quantitative indicators of plant performance.