New section of Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway being modernized


    Azerbaijan Railways Company has launched next stage of works in the framework of overhauling the Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway, said Sevinj Gadirova, the head of the press service of Azerbaijan Railways on June 13.

    The overhaul will cover the 5.5-kilometer section of Mususlu-Garabujag, which will last 3 days, according to her.

    The overhaul is carried out by “Specialized Railway Enterprise No. 5” LLC, which is part of Azerbaijan Railways.

    The overhaul project of the 600-kilometer Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway, which is a part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project, was launched in October 2015. To date, over 255 kilometers of the railway have been overhauled.

    In December 2013, Azerbaijani Railway completed the repair of 317 kilometers on the route Baku – Boyuk Kesik. The complete overhaul of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik section was implemented under the State Program on the railway system development in Azerbaijan for 2010-2014.

    The main purpose of the state program is to provide effective activity of the transport complex by increasing the transit potential of Azerbaijan, increase the level of railway transport services and reduce transport expenditures while transporting passengers and freight.

    Azerbaijan Railways – the national operator of the railway network in Azerbaijan with 100 percent state capital, was founded in 2009 on the basis of the Azerbaijan State Railways, functionally replacing it.