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    Azerbaijan modernises north–south and east–west corridors

    2020-08-31T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has begun work to rebuild a disused railway which would allow north–south trains to bypass the Baku conurbation. During August it also converted the electrification on the 499 km east-west corridor from Baku to Böyük Kəsik on the Georgian border from 3 ...

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    Baku metro train arrives

    2020-06-04T05:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten has taken delivery of the first of a further 12 five-car Type 81-765.4B/766.4B metro trainsets which were ordered from Metrowagonmash last October for delivery in 2020-23. The trainsets from the manufacturer’s Moskva family have full-width gangways, wide doors ...

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    UWC wins Azerbaijan wagon orders

    2020-04-06T14:19:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Russia’s United Wagon Co has entered Azerbaijan’s railway market with two orders for its Tikhvin plant to supply 25 tonne axleload wagons. Soyuzkontakt-Trans has ordered 40 grain hoppers for delivery by the end of Q2 2020. These have a capacity of 120 m 3 ...

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    Baku circular railway completed

    2020-03-19T06:01:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The Abşeron Peninsula circular railway has been completed, with President Ilham Aliyev inaugurating the reopened Pirşağı – Görədil – Novxanı – Sumqayıt section on March 18 to complete a 91 route-km electrified railway ring serving Baku and its suburbs. The circular ...

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    Stadler Flirts in Azerbaijan

    2019-11-27T09:28:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has ordered 10 five-car Flirt multiple-units from Stadler. The €115m contract announced on November 27 includes spare parts and depot equipment. The first four trainsets to be delivered, starting in 2022, will be DMUs for inter-city services. These will include a power ...

  • The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.
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    President inaugurates Baku suburban railway first phase

    2019-05-24T08:56:43Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from Baku’s main station to a new hub at Sabunçu, with three intermediate stations. Sabunçu ...

  • The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.
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    Baku suburban railway phase one launched

    2019-05-24T08:56:43Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from Baku’s main station to a new hub at Sabunçu, with three intermediate stations. Sabunçu ...

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    Azerbaijan announces north–south route modernisation

    2019-02-21T08:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has announced a plan to modernise the 167 km route between Sumqayit, 30 km north of Baku, and Yalama on the Russian border. Work is to get underway this year. The enhancement project would support the wider scheme to develop a north–south freight corridor linking Russia ...

  • Asian Development Bank has awarded a US$2m grant to support CAREC railway development (Photo: ADB).
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    ADB grant to help CAREC countries move from landlocked to land-linked

    2019-02-11T12:00:00Z

    ASIA: The Asian Development Bank has awarded a US$2m regional technical assistance grant to support the development of railway strategies and institutional capabilities in the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation countries. CAREC comprises Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and six multilateral institutions. ...

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    Metrowagonmash signs Baku metro train contract

    2019-02-04T10:25:15Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten has signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash for the supply of six five-car metro trainsets, the manufacturer announced on January 31. The first train is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of the year, with all six due to arrive in Baku by ...

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    €2bn TEN-T rail action plan for Eastern Partnership countries

    2019-01-30T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Commission and the World Bank have co-authored an Indicative trans-European Transport Network Investment Action Plan which identifies priority projects to boost connectivity and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The projects include 4 800 km of new or ...

  • ADY has taken delivery of the first of 40 Alstom Prima T8 AZ8A twin-section 25 kV AC heavy freight locomotives.
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    Heavy freight locomotive delivered

    2018-12-19T14:46:16Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has taken delivery of the first of 40 Prima T8 AZ8A twin-section 25 kV AC heavy freight locomotives ordered for use on the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars corridor. The EKZ joint venture of Alstom (75%) and Transmashholding (25%), which is based at Astana in Kazakhstan, ...

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    ŽOS Zvolen rehabilitates ADY locomotives

    2018-11-03T06:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Slovakian rolling stock maintenance company ŽOS Zvolen has completed work on the first two of five ČKD-built CME3 Co-Co diesel-electric locos which are being refurbished for Azerbaijan’s national railway ADY. The locos which were oringally built in the 1980s arrived at the ŽOS Zvolen site in late April. ...

  • ADY awarded Stadler a contract to supply three sets of 10 coaches for use on overnight passenger services on the route between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
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    Baku – Tbilisi – Kars passenger service to launch in 2019

    2018-11-02T10:04:07Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Passenger services on the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars route are to be launched in the third quarter of 2019, Azerbaijan’s national railway ADY has announced. The announcement on October 30 marked the first anniversary of the official inauguration of the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway corridor. ...

  • Alstom Prima T8 AZ8A electric freight locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways (Photo: ADY).
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    Prima AZ8A freight locomotive for Azerbaijan unveiled

    2018-06-27T10:45:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first of 40 Prima T8 AZ8A electric freight locomotives ordered by national railway ADY was unveiled at the EKZ factory at Astana in Kazakhstan on June 27. The EKZ joint venture of Alstom (75%) and Transmashholding (25%) is supplying 40 freight locomotives and 10 Prima M4 AZ4A passenger ...

  • The rail link between Astara in Azerbaijan and similarly-named town on the Iranian side of the border was officially opened with a ceremony on March 29.
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    Presidents officially open Azerbaijan – Iran rail link

    2018-03-29T15:05:51Z

    ASIA: The rail link between Astara in Azerbaijan and similarly-named town on the Iranian side of the border was officially opened with a ceremony on March 29. Presidents Hassan Rouhanid of Iran and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan participated via a video link from the Azerbaijan – Iran Business Forum which ...

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    Baku takes delivery of Moskva metro train

    2018-03-23T16:15:46Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten took delivery of the first of two Metrowagonmash trainsets ordered last month on March 21. The five-car Moskva trainset is almost identical to those supplied to Moscow, with a different livery and passenger information system. It comprises two end trailers and three powered intermediate cars. ...

  • Funding is to be provided for the development of a circular suburban rail service on the Abşeron Peninsula.
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    Baku suburban railway planned

    2018-02-21T09:33:17Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Funding is to be provided for the development of a circular suburban rail service on the Abşeron Peninsula from 2019, President Ilham Aliyev announced on January 29. The 100m manat project will include upgrading the existing railway between Baku and Sumqayıt via Biläcarı, as well as bringing back into ...

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    Metrowagonmash metro trains ordered for Baku

    2018-02-19T09:22:21Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten signed a contract with Metrowagonmash on February 16 for the supply of two five-car metro trainsets. Each Moskva trainset will be composed of two end trailers and three powered intermediate cars. They will have asynchronous traction motors, open gangways, air-conditioning, and bicycle and pushchair spaces. ...

  • The presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan and the prime ministers of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan attended a ceremony in Baku to inaugurate the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway.
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    Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway corridor inaugurated

    2017-10-30T15:27:21Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan and the prime ministers of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan attended a ceremony at the Port of Baku on October 30 to dispatch an inaugural freight train on the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars corridor. The heads of state and government then travelled to ...