Azerbaijan Railways purchases new trains worth EUR 115 million

Azerbaijan Railways purchases new trains worth EUR 115 million
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  • calendar-gray 27 November 2019

Azerbaijan Railways and Stadler have signed a contract for the development and construction of ten five-car FLIRT trains in three different versions, APA-Economics reports citing Stadler.

The order value, including spare parts and depot equipment, is a good 115 million euros. Four trains will have a diesel-electric drive (DMU) to be used in interregional traffic. Six trains will be driven electrically (EMU).

Note that, Azerbaijan Railways has already ordered rolling stock from Stadler several times since 2014. In 2014, Azerbaijan Railways ordered 30 sleeping cars for the Kars–Achalkalaki–Tbilisi–Baku route between Turkey and Azerbaijan.  In 2015 and 2018, Azerbaijan Railways ordered double-decker KISS trains, which are in daily service and offer high availability rates.

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