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As Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway opened, travelers now are waiting for Baku train.
Baku train is in the top of Rail Turkey’s frequently asked questions list. Here are the most asked questions:
What’ll be the route of Baku train?
The train will give service between Baku and Ankara. Train departing from Baku will follow Gence-Rust’avi-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars-Erzurum-Sivas-Kayseri and arrive to Ankara.
How long will it take?
Baku-Ankara travel will last 38 hours.
Any sleeper on train?
There’s only sleepers (2 seats/beds) and couchettes (4 seats/beds) in the train.
Restaurant car on train?
Yes, there’s a restaurant car in the train with 28 seats.
How is WC usage?
Train has 1 luxary, 2 confort and 6 standart coaches. In luxary wagon, every cabinet as its own shower and WC. In confort wagon, each cabinet pair is sharing shower and WC. In standart wagons, there are 2 WCs and 1 shower in each wagon.
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How often will train depart?
Not announced yet. A full roundtrip takes 4 days. There are 3 train sets. Weekly departures may reach to 4.
Any interchange on way?
Though Azerbaijan and Georgia has different rail systems than Turkey, Stadler’s train is designed to overcome this. Train, without any need of interchange or transhipment, will pass from broad gauge to standard gauge at Akhalkalaki.
Is this technology safe?
Yes, this technology is being used for years in Japan, Spain and Russia.
Why train doesn’t arrive to Istanbul?
It’s not clear which conventional trains will depart from Istanbul after Marmaray is completed. However, if Baku train comes to Istanbul, the travel time will increase and there’ll be less departures. Using Istanbul-Ankara HST is the easiest alternative.
When train service starts?
In some websites, it’s written that the train service will start in May 2018. But this is not confirmed and seems not true. Official statements point the end of this year.
The transportation of passengers by Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is planned to begin in 3Q2019, the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC said in a statement.
The company stated that, to this end, the new railcars of the Swiss Stadler company will be delivered in Azerbaijan in 1Q2019.
"The delivery of 10 new railcars has been scheduled for the first stage, the delivery of another 10 railcars has been scheduled for the second stage.," said the company.
In addition, the company stated that, since the start of commissioning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, about 3,000 containers were transported along this railroad.
"Building materials, electrical equipment, detergents, grain and other goods from China, Central Asia, Russia, and Azerbaijan are mainly transported along this railroad to Turkey and in the opposite direction," the company said.
The Azerbaijani Railways company also noted that the countries other than Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey along the BTK railway, have high expectations with regard to this rail route. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will play an important role in increasing the transit potential of these countries.
On October 30, 2017, a solemn ceremony on the occasion of the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was held at the Baku International Sea Trade Port.
The BTK railway is built on the basis of the Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. At the initial stage, the volume of freight traffic will be at the level of 6.5 million tons of cargo, as well as up to one million passengers will be transported through this railway.