Azerbaijan to receive first Stadler rail cars for BTK in summer
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 8
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The first 10 sleeping type passenger cars from Switzerland's Stadler Rail Group will be delivered to Azerbaijan in summer 2016 for their use on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, Nadir Azmammadov, head of press service of Azerbaijan Railways, told Trend.
The production of these passenger cars began in September 2015, he said.
"In total, 30 cars will be built for use on the BTK railway, according to a contract with Stadler. Their production is going on successfully and the first shipment of 10 cars will be delivered to Baku in July-August 2016," added Azmammadov.
He also said that two Stadler electric trains, meant for the Baku-Sumgait route, are ready and will also be delivered to Baku in the near future.
Azerbaijan ordered 30 sleeping type passenger cars for use on the BTK.
The cars are produced in four categories: standard, comfort, business and restaurant.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is being constructed on the basis of the Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. Its commissioning is planned for the second half of this year.
The peak capacity of the BTK is to be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At the initial stage, the capacity will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.
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