All Azerbaijan articles – Page 2

  • The first of 10 Prima M4 locomotives for Azerbaijan was unveiled at Alstom’s Belfort factory.
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    Alstom unveils passenger locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways

    2017-10-09T13:22:07Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first of 10 Prima M4 electric passenger locomotives for national railway ADY was unveiled at Alstom’s Belfort factory in France on October 9. Speaking at the unveiling, ADY Deputy Chairman Hijran Valehov said important steps were being taken to modernise the operator’s locomotive fleet. Alstom is building the ...

  • The first test train ran across the recently-completed bridge over the River Astarachay which forms the border between Azerbaijan and Iran at Astara on March 3, hauled by a GE/LKZ TE33A Evolution diesel locomotive.
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    First train crosses Azerbaijan – Iran border bridge

    2017-03-06T15:09:37Z

    ASIA: The first test train ran across the recently-completed bridge over the River Astarachay which forms the border between Azerbaijan and Iran at Astara on March 3, hauled by a GE/LKZ TE33A Evolution diesel locomotive. Construction of the cross-border link was approved by Azerbiajan’s President Ilham Aliyev on December 7 ...

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    President opens renovated Baku station

    2017-02-10T16:36:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: President Ilham Aliyev attended a ceremony on February 10 marking the completion of a two-year project to modernise Baku station and national railway company ADY’s offices. The Moorish-style station building dating from 1884 has been restored externally, while the interior dating from a refurbishment in 1926 and the adjacent ...

  • Tracklaying on the Azerbaijan Railways line from Astara to the border with Iran was completed on November 7.
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    Azerbaijan completes link to Iranian border

    2016-11-08T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Tracklaying on an 8·3 km extension of the Azerbaijan Railways network from Astara station to the River Astarachay, which marks the border with Iran, was completed on November 7. The 1 520 mm gauge line will cross the border on an 82·5 m long bridge which has been ...

  • Stadler gauge-changing sleeping car for Azerbaijan Railways at InnoTrans.
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    Gauge-changing sleeping car for Baku – Istanbul route

    2016-09-30T15:37:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first of 30 coaches which Stadler Rail is building for use on overnight services on the future Baku – Tbilisi – Kars – Istanbul route was unveiled at InnoTrans 2016. Deliveries are scheduled to start this year and run until mid-2017. The coaches may initially be deployed on ...

  • Stadler will be showing an SBB EC250 Giruno inter-city trainset at InnoTrans 2016.
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    Stadler to show UK electro-diesel and sleeping car for Azerbaijan

    2016-07-05T04:00:00Z

    STADLER: A Class 88 EuroDual electro-diesel locomotive ordered by leasing company Beacon Rail for use by UK operator Direct Rail Services, a sleeping car for Azerbaijan’s ADY and an EC250 Giruno inter-city trainset ordered by Swiss Federal Railways for use on services through the Gotthard Base Tunnel will be among ...

  • Construction of a railway bridge between Azerbaijan and Iran was formally launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20 2016.
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    Iran and Azerbaijan launch construction of cross-border railway bridge

    2016-04-25T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Construction of a railway bridge over the River Astarachay which forms the border between the two similarly-named towns of Astara in Azerbaijan and Iran was formally launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20. Guests at the event included the heads of the two national railways and the ministers ...

  • President Ilham Aliyev opened the third metro line in Baku on April 19.
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    Baku inaugurates third metro line

    2016-04-19T16:05:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: President Ilham Aliyev opened the third metro line in Baku on April 19. The two-station Line 3 is designated the Violet Line and links Avtovağzal with Memar Ə c ə mi-2, where interchange is provided with the Green Line. Construction started in September 2009 and tunnel boring started in ...

  • Type TE33A Evolution diesel locomotive for Azerbaijan's ADY.
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    First TE33A locomotive for Azerbaijan handed over

    2015-08-04T08:09:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first of 10 Type TE33A Evolution diesel locomotives ordered by national railway ADY was officially handed over on August 3, at a ceremony in Baku which also marked the arrival of the first Nomad Express container service from China via Dostyk and the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau ...

  • The first of the Kiss double-deck EMUs for Azerbaijan on test at Stadler's Minsk factory (Photo: Vladimir Shastitko).
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    Stadler to supply double-deck EMUs to Azerbaijan

    2015-05-14T15:02:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: An agreement for the supply of five Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units was signed by Stadler Rail CEO Peter Spuhler and Javid Gurbanov, Chairman of national railway ADY, at the TransCaspian 2015 trade fair in Baku on May 13. The 1 520 mm gauge 3·3 kV DC EMUs are to ...

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    Metro cars arrive in Baku

    2015-04-21T07:30:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Alstom has delivered three trainsets for the Baku metro. Baku Metropoliten signed the order on May 12 2014. The trains, branded Oka, are based on Metrovagonmash's Class 81-760B design and are composed of four motor cars and one trailer. They are expected to enter passenger service in May. ...