Azerbaijan plans to purchase more than thousand new freight cars

  24 April 2018    Read: 1100
Azerbaijan plans to purchase more than thousand new freight cars

Azerbaijan plans to buy another 1,600 new freight cars,head of Department of tariff policy and marketing of CJSC "Azerbaijani Railways" Ali Gasimov said, speaking at the III International forum of SOCAR rntitled as "Downstream of the Caspian Sea and Central Asia - trade, logistics, refining and petrochemicals".

He noted that Azerbaijan is currently actively involved in the development of international transport corridors.

"Thus, 503 kilometers of the Baku - Beyuk Kesik railway, which is part of the East-West corridor, have been repaired. New equipment has been installed at 23 stations, 3,100 freight cars have been purchased, 50 new locomotives and 1,600 new freight cars are planned to be purchased," Gasimov said.

He said, the renewal of the rail car fleet, the modernization and reconstruction of infrastructure will increase the speed of transportation of goods by rail, safety and timeliness of delivery of goods and creation of effective railway connections.

"It will also create conditions for facilitating cargo transportation along international corridors and attracting additional cargo flows here," Gasimov said.

 


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