Azerbaijan, Baku, July 1 /Trend, E.Ismayilov/
Azerbaijan Railways JSC will restore the movement of trains on the Shirvan-Astara route from July 4, which was suspended on May 9 due to flood in the Kur River, the company said on July 1.
According to the report, trains will move at limited speed in sites on which restoration work is still continuing.
After the restoration work is completed, speed restrictions in the movement of both passenger and freight trains will be fully lifted.
A source at the Ministry of Transport of Azerbaijan said earlier that completely rebuilding the railway to the south will be completed within two to three months.
As reported earlier, the company planned to build two 133 meter bridge, install topsides (rails, sleepers, fixers and ballast), liquidate drawdown on the 23-kilometer stretch, lay six passage of water pipes with a length of 10.5 meters and a diameter of 1.78 meters.
A 38-km-cable-connection, two kilometers from the signal cables and eight kilometers of overhead lines and other work will be replaced.
The company has already completed work on the restoration of four (one on the line Osmanli-Azadkend and the remaining three on the line-Azadkend-Salmanli) from five sites that were previously opened to ensure the flow of water. The company also laid metal pipes to redirect the flow of water.