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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 11:00

Ilham Aliyev views passenger train to run on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line

Ilham Aliyev views passenger train to run on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed a passenger train which will run on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

At Baku Railway Station, the head of state first familiarized himself with a draft project of the building of Gabala railway station.

President Ilham Aliyev then viewed the passenger train which will run on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.

Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company Javid Gurbanov noted that running through Turkey and Georgia, a passenger train of ten carriages ordered by Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and made by Swiss Stadler Rail Group, arrived in Azerbaijan on March 29. Prior to this, the train operated in a test mode.

There are nine passenger carriages and a restaurant in the train.

Under the agreement signed by Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and the Swiss Stadler Rail Group ten more trains will be brought to Azerbaijan.

A solemn opening ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, one of the great projects of Azerbaijan’s history of independence, was held in October 2017 at Baku International Sea Trade Port.

More details: https://en.president.az/articles/32576

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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