In hidden europe 6 (January 2006) we reported on the weekly train from Siberia to Berlin, noting that it also carried a through carriage from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Indeed, we titled the article "the train from Kazakhstan". Unfortunately, you'll wait in vain at Berlin nowadays for the weekly train from Astana. Siberia, no problem, but passengers from Kazakhstan can now only travel as far west as Warsaw on a direct train. There are rumours that the Astana to Berlin carriage may reappear from mid December 2007.