CNN: BTK is among train lines which could transform how people travel
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.12
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK) is one of the new train lines which could transform how people travel, Trend reports citing CNN.
“The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK) actually opened in 2017. Connecting the capitals of Georgia and Azerbaijan with the ancient city of Kars in Turkey, the BTK stretches 513 miles (826 kilometers),” said articles published on CNN.
But in 2019, the railway will introduce a fresh route which will take passengers between Baku and the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul — the initial direct train link between Azerbaijan and Turkey it doesn’t require stops in Georgia, which shares borders with both countries, this article reads.
Trains could have a maximum speed of 100 miles (160 kilometers) each hour, CNN said citing Stadler Rail Management, that is manufacturing the carriages.
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“While journey times on the routes haven’t been announced, the direct services will be a massive improvement on existing train lines. Currently, those traveling by train need to endure a 40-hour journey with multiple stopovers to obtain between your two capitals. Trains from Baku to Istanbul take three days,” said this article.
On, 2017, a solemn ceremony on the occasion of the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway happened at the Baku International Sea Trade Port.
The BTK railway is made based on the Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. At the original stage, the quantity of freight traffic will undoubtedly be at the known degree of 6.5 million a great deal of cargo, in addition to to 1 million passengers will undoubtedly be transported through this railway up.
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