Azerbaijan eyes to buy new railcars for passenger transportation along BTK railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 30
By Ayshem Rustamova - Trend:
Azerbaijan Railways CJSC plans to purchase ten more railcars for passenger transportation along Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, a source in the company told Trend.
The source noted that in the first quarter this year, new railcars of the Swiss company Stadler arrived in Azerbaijan.
“The first cargo of ten railcars (nine passenger cars and one dining car) has already arrived in Azerbaijan,” the source said. “The railcars are presented in four categories: “standard” for 32 passengers, “comfort” for 20 passengers, “business” for ten passengers and a dining car.”
On October 30, 2017, a solemn ceremony on the occasion of the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was held at the Baku International Sea Trade Port.
The BTK railway is built according to the Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish intergovernmental agreement.
At the initial stage, the volume of freight traffic will reach 6.5 million tons of cargo, and up to one million passengers will be transported through this railway.