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Baku Tbilisi Kars railway project

The scope, route, targets and history of Baku-Tblisi-Kars railway project which connects Kars (Turkey) to Baku (Azerbaijan) and Central Asia via Tblisi (Georgia):

Project overview

Owner: Turkish State Railways (Kars-Akhalkalaki) and Azerbaijan Railways (Akhalkalaki-Baku)
Project cost: TL 12.15 bn
Contractor: Özgün Yapı & Çelikler Consortium (Kars-Akhalkalaki section)
Duration: 700 days

Commission date: 30 Ekim 2017

Cover Photo: Azerbaycan Demiryolları ©

Next page: Route

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.


  1. I’ve been following this project off and on for quite some time. It stands to strengthen links between Turkey with Asia — and that’s all to the good!

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