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Azerbaijan Railways

ul. Mustofayeva 230
370010 Baku
Tel: +994 (12) 984-467 Fax: +994 (12) 988-547
UIC Code: 57 AZ

Infrastructure

2122km 1520mm gauge, 1278km electrified at 3kV DC

History

Azerbaijan had one of the first electrified lines in the Soviet Union, the 33 kilometres from Baku to Sabunchi having been electrified at 1.2kV DC in 1923. It was converted to 1.5kV DC in 1940, and finally in the early 1960's, to the present 3kV DC. The most recent line to be electrified was the line to Djolfa in Iran, which was energised in 1989.

Network

Baku - Makhachkala, Russia
Baku - Alyat - Nakhichevan - Djolfa, Iran
Alyat - Kyurdanir - Yerlak - Kirovabad - Akstafa - Tbilisi, Georgia
Baku - Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan via train ferry

Motive Power and Rolling Stock

Electric Locomotives: 152 of classes VL8, VL11M and VL23
Diesel Locomotives: 142 of classes ChME3, 2M62 and 3TE3
Electric Multiple Units: 44
Passenger Cars: 300
Goods Wagons: 13000

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