President Ilham Aliyev has reviewed a newly-brought electric railcar, SIA informs.
Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov informed the head of state about the redevelopment work on Baku-Sumgayit-Baku ring railway.
It was noted that the railway is 91km in length, with its two-line part being 85km and one-line section 4.4 km in length. The remaining 1.6 km long section of the railway will be 1.6 km in length. The Baku-Sumgayit ring railway is divided into two sections. The first section features 42km long Baku-Bilajari-Sumgayıt line, and the second includes 49km long Baku-Zabrat-Sumgayıt line. Reconstruction work has already been completed on the 55km long section of the railway.
The head of state was informed of the project of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport railway line. The railway line, which will be 25km in length, will contribute to the easing of traffic congestion in the city.
President Ilham Aliyev then reviewed the electric railcar.
KISS double-decker electric railcar was produced at Stadler Minsk factory of Stadler Rail Group company. The train has 396 seats, including 84 business class seats, and have a total capacity of 919 passengers. The railcars will go between Baku passenger station and Koroglu metro station during the first European Games, and will then be used on the Baku-Khirdalan-Sumgayit railway line. The trains will travel in Baku with an average speed of 63km per hour.
President Ilham Aliyev drove the railcar.
It was noted that the railway line will carry an estimated 30,000-35,000 passengers on a daily basis.