BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 24
By Nargiz Ismayilova – Trend:
Some 34 TEU containers were transported by the Azerbaijan Railways in the direction of Azerbaijan-Belarus-Azerbaijan from January through June 2020, the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC told Trend.
This indicator increased by 54.5 percent compared to the same period of 2019.
During the reporting period, 17 TEU containers were transported by the Azerbaijan Railways in the direction of Azerbaijan-Belarus.
From 2017 through 2020, 135 TEU containers were transported along the Azerbaijan-Belarus-Azerbaijan route.
The construction of railways in Azerbaijan started back in 1878 and the Baku-Sabunchu-Surakhani railway, with a length of only 20 kilometers, was commissioned on January 20, 1880.
Since then, taking into account the growing demand for cargo transportation, the work on railways' development has been carried in Azerbaijan.
Today, the total length of the main rail routes in the country reaches 2,954.74 kilometers, the operational length is 2,133.07 kilometers, of which 803.3 kilometers are double-track while 1,329.72 kilometers are single-track.
Some 1,169.17 kilometers or 54.82 percent of the total operational length of the tracks have been electrified, and 964.9 kilometers, that is 45.18 percent, operate on diesel traction. As many as 1,527.7 kilometers of tracks have been equipped with an automatic alarm system.
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