Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
It is planned to commission the Sumgayit passenger railway station after reconstruction before the end of this year, Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov told reporters on Friday.
The work is carried out within the framework of the Baku ring railway construction project, which will link Baku and Sumgayit through a number of Baku settlements.
"Fifteen trains will run in both directions on the ring railway. Their number may increase or decrease. There will be 14 stations, 20 underground and overground crossings, and about 30,000 passengers will be served,” Gurbanov said.
He added that work has already been completed in the Baku-Sumgayit direction, and the work in the opposite direction still continues.
“It is safe to say that the work on the section from Sumgayit to Sabunchu has already been done, and work continues on the section from Baku to Sabunchu. It is expected that the Sumgayit passenger station will be ready before the end of the year," the chairman noted.