Sahil metro sta­tion opens af­ter ma­jor re­con­struc­tion

Azer News - - Nation - By Kamila Aliyeva

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.

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