As announced by Uzbekistan Railways Authority press-release, since September 15th the high-speed train Afrosiyob is running on the route Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara - Tashkent. It departures from Tashkent on 8 AM every day and arrive to Bukhara on 11:47 AM. For return trip it departure from Bukhara on 3:21 PM and arrives to Tashkent on 7:10 PM of the same day. 

The maiden trip was conducted on August 25th.Now the distance between Tashkent and Bukhara can be overcome in 3 hours and 20 minutes.