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Baku Metro opens concrete sleeper plant


Baku Metro has established a production plant for pre-stressed concrete sleepers. The plant was equipped by Germany based Vollert company.  In the first phase, the sleepers will be laid on Memar – Ajami and B-03 of Baku Metro’s Purple Line, as well as at Narimanov electric depot’s test lines. The local …

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Azerbaijan Railways forms rail freight JV with Russia’s Rusagrotrans  

Azerbaijan Railways forms rail freight JV with Russia's Rusagrotrans  

Azerbaijan Railways (51%) and Russian grain and agribulk rail freight operator Rusagrotrans (49%) have established a joint venture company in order to provide rail freight services between Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia and Turkey. Baku-based AzRusTrans offers rail freight transport services for grain and other bulk agricultural products, timber, fertilizers, construction materials, containers and bulk cargo. The rail freight operator aims to double the volume …

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Azerbaijan Railways, Siemens agree to expand cooperation 


Azerbaijan Railways and Siemens have agreed to expand strategic cooperation, during a meeting organised on the 20th of July. Javid Gurbanov, General Manager of Azerbaijan Railways presented to the German delegation led by William Wilson, ‎Siemens Head of Sales,  the reforms implemented by the company and the works carried out for realization of “East-West” and “North-South” international transport corridors. Siemens, AZƏRSIS-Baku and …

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Azerbaijani, Iranian and Russian railways to further develop the North-South corridor


Azerbaijan Railways (ADY), Iranian Railways (RAI) and Russian Railways (RZD) have signed an agreement to further develop the North-South transport corridor. The trilateral agreement was signed as part of the international business forum “1520 Strategic Partnership” held in Sochi, on June 1-3. The agreement provides for competitive railway tariffs to attract traffic and the …

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RZD Logistics and Azerbaijan Railways to develop the International North–South Transport Corridor

RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways and Azerbaijan Railways will cooperate for the development of the International North–South Transport Corridor, connecting India, Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia. The partners agreed on a pass-through rate aiming to attract more freight traffic to the multimodal route.  Currently, all the freight flows from India …

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Consortium on China-Europe via Turkey freight transport to be established

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Chinese company Minsheng Logistics, KTZ Express (subsidiary of Kazakhstan Railways), Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping and Azerbaijani company Caravan logistics, and Trans Caucasus Terminals (subsidiary of Georgian Railway) have agreed to establish a consortium on transporting freight from China to Europe via Turkey. In the international consortium, Turkey will have the associate member status. The agreement was reached on the …

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Azerbaijan invited to join Viking container train project


Azerbaijan’s plans to join the Viking container train project were discusses during the annual meeting of the Viking Train operators organised on the 11th and 12th of November in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. “The participation of Azerbaijan Railways in the project will make possible the extention of the container train route to more distant …

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First TE33A locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways delivered


Locomotive kurastyru zauyty (LKZ), a joint venture of Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) and Transmashholding, has delivered the first of 10 Type TE33A Evolution diesel locomotives ordered by Azerbaijan Railways. The hand-over ceremony took place on the 3rd of August 3, in Baku and also included the the arrival of the first Nomad Express container train …

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World Bank seeks consultants for Azerbaijan Railways’ asset management system implementation

The Republic of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for Establishment of the Asset Management System for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY). The consulting services include two primary activities: – …

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Alstom metro trainsets enter commercial operation in Baku


Alstom’s new metro trainsets for the Baku metropolitan system have entered into commercial operation. The 3 metros, consisting of 5 cars each, have successfully undergone all tests and will now be used on the existing “Red and Green” metro lines. For the first time in Azerbaijan, the metro trainsets have …

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