Baku Metro

Metro system of Baku, Azerbaijan

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.

Baku Metro
Bakı Metropoliteni
Baku Metro map 2016.jpg
Info
OwnerBakı Metropoliteni
LocaleBaku,  Azerbaijan
Transit typeMetro
Number of lines3
Number of stations26
Daily ridership680,000 (2015)
Operation
Began operationNovember 6, 1967
Operator(s)Bakı Metropoliteni
Number of vehicles228
Technical
System length38.1 km (23.7 mi)
Track gauge1520
Baku Metro
Həzi Aslanov
Əhmədli
Xalqlar Dostluğu
Neftçilər
Qara Qarayev
Koroğlu
Ulduz
Bakmil
Nəriman Nərimanov
Gənclik
Şah İsmail Xətai
28 May
Cəfər Cabbarlı
Nizami Gəncəvi
Sahil
Elmlər Akademiyası
İçərişəhər
İnşaatçılar
20 Yanvar
Memar Əcəmi
Nəsimi
Avtovağzal
Azadlıq prospekti
Dərnəgül

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 38.1 kilometers of double railway tracks with 26 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 plansEdit

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]

NetworkEdit

LinesEdit

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 Avtovağzal8 Noyabr 2016 3.47 km 3

TimelineEdit

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
Memar Əcəmi-2-8 Noyabr May 29, 2021 1.4 km
Total: 26 stations 38.1 km

Renaming of stationsEdit

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

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ötən il Bakı metrosu ilə 222 mln. sərnişin daşınıb". Apa.az. Azəri Press Agentliyi (APA). 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-01-21. (in Azerbaijani)
  2. "Over 70 underground stations to be built in Baku". news.az. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. Mammadov, Anar. ""Memar Əcəmi" stansiyasında yeni metro xəttinə keçid açılır - FOTO". Milli.az. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  4. "41 new underground stations to be constructed in Azerbaijani capital in the next 17 years". Today.az. October 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-14.

Other websitesEdit