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Baku

Azerbaijan


Date of opening6 Nov 1967
Network length36.56 km (22.72 mi)
Stations25 (23*)
Lines3        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line8.33
Avg. station distance1,662 m (1.03 mi)
Avg. line length12.19 km (7.57 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 6 Jun 2016
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)501,000 (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)13,700 (8,520)
Fare collection
TrackRight, gauge: 1520 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 825 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
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Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Baku

The capital of Azerbaijan boasts one line of a Soviet-style metro which was opened in 1967 and another line under construction.

Photo [metro.gov.az]: Platform level of Xalglar Dostlugu station, built in 1989.




Relationships with Other Metros

Former Soviet family
Members: Baku, Dnepropetrovsk, Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan,
Characteristics: The same type of trains is used, stations are often lavishly decorated and made of marble or other natural stone. Many of these cities began with a triangular three-line network layout and three transfer stations.
Derivatives: Warsaw Pact family.




Circle Lines

Proposed ring - Line 2 - 23 stations - opened 1985 - Line 2 is planned to become a ring line.





Handpicked Resources

metro.gov.az Official website




Generic Links for Baku Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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