Baku – Beyuk Kesik

Rail Trans Service is involved in modernization, reconstruction and development of Baku-Beyuk Kesik section as part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars international railway project.

According to the contract, the work on detailed design, supply and installation of signaling system, including connection and other components compliant with 25kW and 50hz, is underway.

Launched in 2018, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route implies restoration of the ancient Silk Way via the steel highway. Azerbaijan accounts for 504km out of 846km of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars corridor. 263km and 79km fall to the share of Georgia and Turkey respectively. As a shortcut, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway makes it easy for Central Asian countries, as well as China, to access the European and world markets.

Stations commissioned in May 2017:

  • Soyug Bulag station
  • Salakhly station

Stations commissioned in January 2019:

  • Poylu station
  • Agstafa station

Stations commissioned in June 2019:

  • Boyuk-Kesik station
  • Tatli station
  • Tovuz station
  • Qovlar station

Stations commissioned in September 2019:

  • Dallar station

Stations commissioned in October 2019:

  • Zayam station

Stations commissioned in November 2019:

  • Shamkir station
  • Alabashly station

Stations commissioned in December 2019:

  • Ganja station

Stations commissioned in October 2020:

  • Lyaki station
  • Ujar station

Stations commissioned in December 2020:

  • Yevlakh station

Stations commissioned in February 2021:

  • Mingachevir station

Stations commissioned in April 2021:

  • Goran station
  • Kurekchay station

Rail Trans Service LLC is taking important steps to switch to alternating current (AC) in the power supply of the Azerbaijan Railways. So, in July 2020, with the participation of Rail Trans Service LLC, for the first time in the history of the Azerbaijan Railways (ADY), testing of the transition to AC system took place. The first test run of the new AC electric locomotive was carried out at the Alabashly station and was successfully completed. The transition to AC system traction will save energy and other resources, optimize costs, simplify operation, increase the speed of trains and, as a result, improve the transportation of cargo and passengers. The transition to AC system will have a positive effect on the increase in the volume of cargo transportation by rail and the number of passengers by improving the traction of electric locomotives.

As part of the current project, Rail Trans Service LLC in July 2020 put into operation the stations of Alabashly, Shamkir, Dallar, Zayam and the spans between them on AC system, which are part of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik corridor and which were previously commissioned on direct current (DC) by him.