Turkey sends first train to Azerbaijan via BTK railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey has sent its first train via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway to Azerbaijan, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) said in a message.
The train consisting of 32 containers and carrying 650 tons of cargo left the Turkish province of Mersin for Azerbaijan.
The train is expected to arrive in Baku in 96 hours.
The first freight train was sent via the new BTK railway from Kazakhstan’s Kokshetau on October 24. The train consisted of 32 containers loaded with grain.
The BTK railway was constructed on the basis a Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement.
The railway’s peak capacity will be 17 million tons of cargo per year.
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