Sahil metro station opens after major reconstruction
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the Sahil station of the Baku Metro after major overhaul on June 7.
President Aliyev viewed the renovation work carried out at the station. Chairman of Baku Metro CJSC Zaur Huseynov informed the head of state in detail about the works on overhaul and reconstruction carried out at the Sahil station.
The beginning of repair work at the station, in the first place, was caused by the need to replace the escalators. The 50-year service life of the escalators of the Sahil station, which is one of the first five stations of the Baku Metro, commissioned on November 6, 1967, has expired. Large-scale reconstruction works at the station started in August 2017.
As part of the reconstruction process, three old escalators were dismantled and four new Germanmade escalators were installed.
The President was informed that steps to gradually reconstruct the Bakmil station are currently being taken. In the near future, there will be a replacement of old escalators at Khatai station, as well as the continuation of reconstruction at other stations and metro lines.
Having familiarized with the works on overhaul and reconstruction carried out at the Sahil station, President Aliyev wished the staff of the Baku Metro success, gave instructions and recommendations.
Baku Metro, opened in 1967, was the first subway system to be launched in the East. Serving the residents and guests of the capital for more than 50 years, Baku Metro is the most affordable and safest way to get around the city.
Having 25 stations on three lines – Green, Red and Purple – the Baku Metro is 36.63 km in length. By 2030, it is planned to expand the infrastructure of Baku Metro and create a giant underground transport network consisting of 76 stations, 6 electric depots, and 5 lines with a total length of 119.1 kilometers.