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Coordinates: 37°13′43″N65°15′47″E / 37.22861°N 65.26306°E / 37.22861; 65.26306 Coordinates: 37°13′43″N65°15′47″E / 37.22861°N 65.26306°E / 37.22861; 65.26306
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Faryab Province
District Khani Chahar Bagh
Time zone UTC+4:30

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. [1] Aqina is located in the northern part of Khani Chahar Bagh district, directly adjacent to the border with Turkmenistan. [2] The nearest Afghan town from Aqina is Andkhoy.


Rail transport

Aqina is the southern terminus of a railway line via Imamnazar to Kerki (formerly Atamyrat) in Turkmenistan that was opened in late 2016. [3] [4] It is one of three railways in Afghanistan.

A planned 58 kilometres (36 mi) extension to Andkhoy is in the early phases of construction. [5] The line is eventually planned to form part of railway corridor through northern Afghanistan, [6] even though it is unclear when that will happen.

There is a small dry port with basic facilities in Aqina. [7] [8]

It is one of three railways in Afghanistan

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