France’s Alstom keen to take part in Baku Metro expansion
Berlin, Germany, Sept. 23
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
French company Alstom intends to participate in tenders for supply of subway cars for Baku Metro in case there are such tenders, Gian-Luca Erbacci, Alstom’s senior vice president for the Middle East and Africa, told Trend in Berlin on the sidelines of InnoTrans 2016.
Erbacci said the Azerbaijani market is of great interest to Alstom.
“We supplied three subway cars for Baku Metro in 2015 and got good feedbacks,” he said. “Taking into account the expansion of the Baku Metro, there will be a need for subway cars and we intend to participate in tenders, if they are held.”
He added that another constant partner of the Baku Metro is Transmashholding CJSC, in which Alstom owns 33 percent of shares.
Currently, the total length of Baku Metro’s lines is 36.7 kilometers. Baku Metro has three lines.
It is planned to increase the number of subway lines to five, their length to 119 kilometers, and to increase the number of stations to 76.
Baku Metro has been operating since 1967 and has 25 stations. Earlier, a 20-year program was adopted for its development.
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