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Aqina (Uzbek: اقينه) is a border checkpoint and border crossing in northern Faryab Province of Afghanistan. It is also a train station, serving as the second rail service between Afghanistan and neighboring Turkmenistan. Aqina is located in the northern part of Khani Chahar Bagh district, directly adjacent to the border with Turkmenistan. The nearest Afghan town from Aqina is Andkhoy.
Aqina is the southern terminus of a railway line via Imamnazar to Kerki (formerly Atamyrat) in Turkmenistan that was opened in late 2016.It is one of three railways in Afghanistan.
A planned 58 kilometres (36 mi) extension to Andkhoy is in the early phases of construction. The line is eventually planned to form part of railway corridor through northern Afghanistan, even though it is unclear when that will happen.
There is a small dry port with basic facilities in Aqina.
It is one of three railways in Afghanistan
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