Baku Metro discloses plans to develop new electric depot project (Exclusive)

Business Materials 8 November 2019 11:51 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8

By Anastasiya Savchenko – Trend:

The rail sleepers on the tracks of the new station with the B-3 code name which is under construction on the purple line of the Baku Metro will be made of reinforced concrete material, spokesman for Baku Metro CJSC Bakhtiyar Mammadov told Trend.

"From technical and financial points of view, this is much more profitable,” the spokesman said. “We purchase wooden sleepers in foreign countries. Reinforced concrete sleepers are produced in Azerbaijan."

Mammadov also stressed that as opposed to wooden sleepers, the service life of which, taking into account the existing geological conditions is 18-25 years, the service life of reinforced concrete is at least 50 years.

"After the completion of the construction of B-3 station, it will be necessary to build the Khojasan electric depot as after increasing the number of trains we will need to create all the necessary conditions for their repair," the spokesman added.

“This electric depot will be built in three stages,” Mammadov said. “At the first stage, minimum conditions will be created for maintenance and repair of trains, while the construction of the electric depot will be completely completed at the second and third stages.”

"A platform for passengers living in Khojasan settlement will also be created there," the spokesman added.

Presently, the Baku Metro has 25 stations, one electric depot and three lines with a total length of 36.6 kilometers.

In accordance with the "Conceptual Scheme for the Development of the Baku Metro Lines", the metro will consist of 76 stations, six electric depots and five lines (three existing - green, red and violet branches and two additional ones - blue and yellow) with a length of 119.1 kilometers in the future.

That is, 51 stations and two new metro lines with a length of 84.3 kilometers will be built in the future.


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