First passenger train to run via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway arrived in Baku


March 29, Fineko/abc.az. A 10-car passenger train produced by Stadler Rail Group (Switzerland) to order of Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) has arrived in Baku.

ADY reports that the train to run via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway route consists of nine passenger cars and a dining car.

"The train followed from Switzerland to Turkey and then to Georgia. The train arrived in Baku after testing in Akhalkalaki the point of rearrangement of carts from the 1520 mm rail track to the 1435 mm track," ADY informed.

Passenger carriages via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route will be organized in 2019.

Earlier, ADY and Stadler Rail Group signed a contract for production of passenger cars intended for use on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route. At the 2nd stage, another 10 cars are expected to be delivered to the country. The cars are manufactured using the latest technology.