High-speed trains to appear in Azerbaijan

Business Materials 4 February 2013 18:07 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 4 / Trend A. Akhundov /

According to the draft Regional Development Programme of Greater Baku, a high-speed rail line is expected to be laid in the Absheron Peninsula by 2030.

Electric trains will run on the line which runs for 90 kilometres.

According to the uncompleted plan, the line will start from Balacari railway station and cover the settlements of Rasulzade and 8km through Sabunchu, Surakhani, Bina, Mardakan, Mashtaga, Zabrat, Novkhani and Pirshagi.

The plan will cover 11 districts of Baku, as well as Sumgait and Absheron, including Khirdalan over a total area of 280,000 hectares.