Baku Metro

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Baku Metro
Bakı Metropoliteni
Baku metro plan.png
Info
Owner Bakı Metropoliteni
Locale Baku,  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Transit type Metro
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 23
Daily ridership 1,830,000
Operation
Began operation November 6, 1967
Operator(s) Bakı Metropoliteni
Number of vehicles 228
Technical
System length 34.6 km (21.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+78 in)

Baku Metro (Azerbaijani: Bakı Metropoliteni), is an electrified metro railway system which is a part of the public transportation system of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. It was opened on November 6, 1967, during the time of the Soviet Union, which Azerbaijan was a part of until the end of the Soviet Union and its independence in 1991. It has the features found in most other ex-Soviet metro systems, including very deep metro stations, and detailed decorations that blend traditional Azerbaijani national designs with Soviet ideology. The metro system has 34.6 kilometers of double railway tracks with 23 stations, all of which is underground. It is run by the Bakı Metropoliteni.



Expansion plans[change | edit source]

At present, there are several projects, only two of which are under construction. In 2011, the Chief Executive of the Baku Metro, Taghi Ahmadov, announced plans to construct 70 new stations by 2040.[1][2] These will serve the new bus complex as well as Heydar Aliyev International Airport.[3]

Network[change | edit source]

Lines[change | edit source]

Name Line Segment Date opened Length Stations
Line 1 1 İçərişəhərHəzi Aslanov 1967 20.1 km 13
Line 2 2 Şah İsmail XətaiDərnəgül 1976 14.5 km 10

Timeline[change | edit source]

Segment Date opened Length
İçərişəhər-Nəriman Nərimanov November 6, 1967 6.5 km
28 May-Şah İsmail Xətai February 22, 1968 2.3 km
Nəriman Nərimanov-Ulduz May 5, 1970 2.1 km
Ulduz-Neftçilər November 7, 1972 5.3 km
28 May-Nizami Gəncəvi December 31, 1976 2.2 km
Nəriman Nərimanov-Bakmil March 28, 1979 0.5 km
Nizami Gəncəvi-Memar Əcəmi December 31, 1985 6.5 km
Neftçilər-Əhmədli April 28, 1989 3.3 km
Cəfər Cabbarlı December 27, 1993 N/A
Əhmədli-Həzi Aslanov December 10, 2002 1.4 km
Memar Əcəmi-Nəsimi October 9, 2008 2.1 km
Nəsimi-Azadlıq prospekti December 30, 2009 1.3 km
Azadlıq prospekti-Dərnəgül June 29, 2011 1.5 km
Total: 23 stations 34.6 km

Old stations names[change | edit source]

  • Shaumyan — Khatai
  • XI Gizil Ordu Meydani — 20 Yanvar
  • 28 Aprel — 28 May
  • Avrora — Gara Garayev
  • Elektrozavod — Bakmil
  • 26 Baki Komissari — Sahil
  • Baki Soveti — İçәri Şәhәr
  • Məşədi Əzizbəyov — Heydər Əliyev

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