Baku Metro

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Baku Metro
Bakı Metropoliteni
Baku Metro map 2016.jpg
Info
Owner Bakı Metropoliteni
Locale Baku,  Azerbaijan
Transit type Metro
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 25
Daily ridership 680,000 (2015)
Operation
Began operation November 6, 1967
Operator(s) Bakı Metropoliteni
Number of vehicles 228
Technical
System length 36.7 km (22.8 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 6 November 1967.

At that time, Azerbaijan was part of the Soviet Union until the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Baku Metro has the features found in most other ex-Soviet metro systems. These include very deep metro stations, and detailed decorations that blend traditional Azerbaijani national designs with Soviet ideology. The metro system has three lines and has 36.7 kilometers of double railway tracks with 25 stations, all of which is underground. It is run by the Bakı Metropoliteni. In 2015, it carried 222.0 million passengers,[1] which means an average ridership of approximately 608,200 passengers each day.

Expansion plans[change | change 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.[2][3] These will serve the new bus complex as well as Heydar Aliyev International Airport.[4]

Network[change | change source]

Lines[change | change source]

Name Line Segment Date opened Length Stations
Line 1 1 İçərişəhərHəzi Aslanov/Bakmil 1967 20.1 km 13
Line 2 2 Şah İsmail XətaiDərnəgül 1976 14.5 km 10
Line 3 3 AvtovağzalMemar Əcəmi 2016 2.07 km 2

Timeline[change | change source]

Segment Date opened Length
İçərişəhər-Nəriman Nərimanov November 6, 1967 6.5 km
May 28-Şah İsmail Xətai February 22, 1968 2.3 km
Nəriman Nərimanov-Ulduz May 5, 1970 2.1 km
Nəriman Nərimanov-Bakmil September 25, 1970 (reconstructed in 1978-79) 0.5 km
Ulduz-Neftçilər November 7, 1972 5.3 km
May 28-Nizami Gəncəvi December 31, 1976 2.2 km
Nizami Gəncəvi-Memar Əcəmi December 31, 1985 6.5 km
Neftçilər-Əhmədli April 28, 1989 3.3 km
Cəfər Cabbarlı December 27, 1993 0.15 km
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
Avtovağzal-Memar Əcəmi April 19, 2016 2.07 km
Total: 25 stations 36.7 km

Renaming of stations[change | change source]

Old name New name Date of renaming
Şaumyan Xətai May 11, 1990
XI Qızıl Ordu Meydanı 20 Yanvar April 27, 1992
28 Aprel 28 May April 9, 1992
Avrora Qara Qarayev April 27, 1992
Elektrozavod Bakmil January 1, 1993
26 Bakı Komissarı Sahil April 9, 1992
Bakı Soveti İçәrişәhәr April 25, 2007
Məşədi Əzizbəyov Koroğlu December 30, 2011

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