Transport in Azerbaijan

Transport in Azerbaijan

Transportation in Azerbaijan


"total:"2,125 km in common carrier service; does not include industrial lines
"broad gauge:"2,125 km 1.520-m gauge (1,278 km electrified) (1993)

City with metro system: Baku

Railway links with adjacent countries

* Russia - yes - 1524mm gauge.
* Armenia - yes - 1524mm gauge - closed for political reasons
* Georgia - yes - 1524mm gauge - also new Standard gauge (1435mm) link to Turkey (under construction)
* Iran - yes - break-of-gauge 1524mm/1435mm.
* Turkey - no - break-of-gauge 1524mm/1435mm. Via enclave.


* February 7 - agreement signed for Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway
* September 12 - Musa Panahov, the Deputy Minister of Transport of Azerbaijan, announces that construction on the Baku-Tiblisi-Kars railway will begin in October. Construction is budgeted at $200 million, of which $50 million has been allocated from the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ). The groundbreaking ceremonies are expected to be held in Turkey by October 10, after which the first rails are expected to be laid by March or April 2008. [cite news| url=| publisher=Azeri Press Agency| title=The cornerstone-laying ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway to be held in October| date=2007-09-12| accessdate=2007-09-12| ]


"total:"24,981 km
"paved:"23,057 km
"unpaved:"1,924 km (1998 est.)


crude oil 1,130 km; petroleum products 630 km; natural gas 1,240 km

Ports and harbors

*Ports and harbors: Baku, Sumgait, Lenkoran
*Merchant marine:
**"total:" 55 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 248,155 GRT/DWT|304,215|metric|first=yes
**"ships by type:" cargo 12, petroleum tanker 40, roll-on/roll-off 2, short-sea passenger 1 (1999 est.)


Airports: 69 (1996 est.)

Airports - with paved runways

"total:" 29
"over 3,047 m:" 2
"2,438 to 3,047 m:" 6
"1,524 to 2,437 m:" 17
"914 to 1,523 m:" 3
"under 914 m:" 1 (1996 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways

"total:" 40
"914 to 1,523 m:" 7
"under 914 m:" 33 (1996 est.)

ee also

* Azerbaijan



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