Azerbaijani railways to be brought to European level in near future (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The Azerbaijani railways will be brought to the European level in the next five to seven years, said Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov at a press conference in Baku Feb. 9.
Two new railway depots will soon be built in Azerbaijan, he said.
“The depots will be built using the latest technologies in Baku and Ganja. Meanwhile, the reconstruction of the depot located in the Boyukshor village will also be carried out,” said Gurbanov.
Azerbaijan Railways CJSC ordered four new additional electric trains Stadler, noted the chairman.
“Two trains will be delivered this year, two more in the next year. Besides, the Baku-Yalama and Baku-Boyuk Kasik railways will be repaired, as a result of which the average speeds of passenger trains will be 120 kilometers per hour, and the speed of freight trains – from 60-80 kilometers per hour,” he said.
“A high-speed train will also be launched from Baku to Astara. The travel time-frame on this section will be 4-5 hour,” added Gurbanov.