Russian Railway Station Named After Azerbaijan’s All-nation Leader Heydar Aliyev
On 18 July, Angoya station of the Eastern Siberian Railway - branch of Russian Railway OJSC - held a solemn ceremony of naming the station after Azerbaijan's all-nation leader Heydar Aliyev, RJD-Partner reported.
President of Russian Railways OJSC Vladimir Yakunin, Russia's Transport Minister Igor Levitin, Azerbaijan's Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu, and other officials participated in the event.
"Heydar Aliyev highly contributed in construction of the Baikal-Amur railway, which is now being restored. Very recently, the second Korshunov tunnel has been put into operation, which will improve speed and security of passenger and cargo trains," Yakunin said.
According to Yakunin, Baikal-Amur railway will be specialized for heavy trains, in conformity with the Strategy on Development of Railway Transport of Russia Federation till 2030.
"Over 3bln roubles will be spent this year alone, which is 7.5 times more than in 2007. Tayshet-Lena-Khani section of the Eastern Siberian Railway is being updated, which will improve train passing frequency 300%," he said.
Russian Railway OJSC plans to spend about 63bln roubles for improvement of Baikal-Amur railway by 2015.
Angoya railway station was constructed by youth builder groups from Azerbaijan. National elements were used in architecture of the building.