The Baku Railway Station was commissioned into operation after major reconstruction, February 10.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva made themselves familiarized with the conditions created at the Baku Railway Station after the reconstruction.
The building of the Baku Railway Station was constructed in 1884 in the Mauritanian style, to be reconstructed in 1926. In June of the same year, an electric train started to move on the Baku-Sabunchu railway area, in Azerbaijan, for the first time in the former USSR. In 1977, a new building of the railway station was constructed at the Baku passenger station. Designed to serve passengers, having a hotel, the 16-floor railway station building was the biggest in the South Caucasus among the objects of this kind.
The facade of the main building was reconstructed anew, having maintained the architectural style, and major repair works done in the interior. Ticket offices, passenger platforms have undergone major repair in a modern style, the moving staircases being replaced with new ones. Elevators have been installed for luggage, passengers, and the disabled. While performing the major repair, administrative rooms, trade and catering facilities meeting contemporary standards were created here, and mother and child rooms, a waiting hall and storage chambers were commissioned into operation. Passengers will benefit from free use of WI-FI in the building. Within the framework of the major repair and reconstruction works, 8 tunnels meeting modern standards, four of them leading to the railway station and four into the city, have been created.
The President and the First Lady were informed of the situation centre created in the building. The railway station’s territory is controlled from the centre via surveillance cameras.
The President and the First Lady familiarized themselves with the conditions created for train stops and passengers moving in various directions at the railway platform. 7 platforms and 8 railways of the station have been repaired within the framework of the works done, and two-way seats installed on the platform. While performing the major reconstruction works here, the officials’ hall was also repaired, to meet modern standards.
Having made himself familiarized with the conditions created at the Baku Railway Station, the President wished successes to the staff.