All Azerbaijan articles – Page 2

  • 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. ...

  • Metrowagonmash most recently supplied metro trains to Baku in 2018.
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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 ...

  • 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 ...