The first train to Europe using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will depart within this month.
The new railway connection connecting Baku to Kars via Tbilisi which was opened last year will soon host the first container train from Europe. There will be a ceremony at Baku about this train on 5th of April.
This train operated by Rail Cargo in cooperation with ADY Express will be the first European train using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway. The train, carrying goods to Kazakhstan, will cross Marmara Sea by ferry since Marmaray rail connection is not ready yet.
Over 10 trains run on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway since the opening and over 500 containers have been carried. All trains had arrived to or departed from Mersin, carrying mainly grain, coal and construction material.
Also a 40-meters-long oversize cargo will soon be transported on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
Cover Photo: ADY Express ©
Categories: Rail Freight
passengers or only containers? It’s possible Baku – Tblisi – Ankara – Istambul?
Only containers for now. Passengers by the end of this year
hi Onur, I have found this article in the russian journal
… I think may is not correct and you will be more right with the end of the year, but do you already have an idea who will sell this passenger train and how we can book ist? best greetings from the rainy south of germany,
The link is not working??
The link is not working any more. I’m sorry. Now I’m sure it was a fake news.
Is it available for passengers now?
how can I buy ticket for Tbilisi to Ankara?
Not yet, most probably in August or September..