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Baku Subway shifts to new card system

12 May 2015 16:10 (UTC+04:00)
Baku Subway shifts to new card system

By Laman Sadigova

A single national payment system is ready for use in the Baku Subway and will continue its phased application in other forms of public transport of Azerbaijan after the first European games "Baku-2015".

Azerbaijan’s Deputy Transport Minister Musa Panahov made the remark on May 12 during the 14th International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" and the Fifth Anniversary of Caspian International Exhibition "Road infrastructure and public transport."

The processing center "Baki Kart" is ready to service unified transport card. This project provides replacement of the cards currently used in the Baku subway.

The cost of the new card will be two manats.

The subway system is developing rapidly in the Azerbaijani capital. Baku Subway with a length of thirty-five kilometers has 2 lines and 23 stations. It is planned to be enlarged to 119 km with 5 lines and up to 76 stations by 2030. Currently, eight stations and two train depots are under construction.

Some subways are also planned to be opened in the most populated and developed cities of the country, including Sumgayit, Nakhchivan and Ganja.

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