Azerbaijan Uses Russian Locomotive if Needed

Business Materials 22 September 2006 16:51 (UTC +04:00)

At present Russia drives its trains to Bilajari in Azerbaijan if necessary and enables to resolve problems linked with insufficiency of locomotives, Trend has been informed at the Government. Earlier absence of locomotives caused idle standing of carriages, particularly, oil tanks, in Georgia. However, the problem has been resolved shortly, the same added.

As a result of talks held in mid-August in Rostov, Russia, representatives of railway departments of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia resolved to take a range of measures enabling to increase delivery of cargo carriages through interstate junction places to 12 couple of trains a day in the Samur-Yalama section and 35 couple of trains - in the Boyuk Kesik Gardabani section.

The sides came to an agreement on delivery of locomotives and rendering of services on the repair and restoration services.

By 1 January 2007 it is planned to complete work on arrangement at Derbent passage. It is planned to consider opportunities for technical development of the Yalama station in line with growing volume of deliveries. In September a working group of representatives of the South Caucasus and the Azerbaijani Railway Department for development of technologies of interaction in the information exchange with further delivery of data to frontier services.

Delivery of transit oil cargo, functioning from Turkmenistan by tanker fleet via the oil base Dagnefteproduct and ferry train Turkmenbashi Makhachkala in June 2006. As result only 78,500 tons of the nature order of 113,000 tons was shipped since the beginning of June.