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Erdogan: BTK Railway is Modern Silk Road

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, which was built jointly with Azerbaijan, is a modern Silk Road, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the 6th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States in Kyrgyzstan, Turkish media reported Sept. 3. Erdogan noted that this is one of the most important …

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Swiss Stadler reveals time of delivering cars to Azerbaijan for BTK

Stadler to President Cars for BTK Railway in September

Swiss Stadler Rail Group will deliver the first batch of cars to Azerbaijan for the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway in March 2019, Matthias Stöhr, sales director for Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine at the company told Trend. “The cars are now in the stage of final assembly. One car is already finished and …

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Bulgaria Discussed Plans of Goods Transportation via BTK

Stadler to President Cars for BTK Railway in September

Bulgaria plans to transport agricultural products, petroleum and chemical products and other goods via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK), Trend learned from Bulgarian Transport Ministry. “Bulgaria is located on traditional trade routes between Europe and Asia with a relatively well-developed transport network, having a very good bilateral and multilateral cooperation with its …

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BTK to Shorten Transportation Time between China, Europe

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The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) route within the framework of the Silk Road will ensure the economic growth of the whole region, reducing the time of transportation between China and Europe by about 15 days. The BTK railway will ensure the economic growth of the whole region of the Caspian and Black …

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Passengers will be able to take BTK Train from 2019

Passengers will be able to use the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line from 2019 according to the head of Azerbaijan Railway, Javed Gurbanov. He said passenger operations will start once the railway receives its order of Stadler trains. ”I met with Stadler representatives, they clarified that trains will be ready by the …

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PM: BTK Project Changed Transport Map of Georgia

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The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project has changed the transport map of Georgia, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said. He made the remarks addressing the ‘Strategic Outlook: Eurasia’ panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan.23. Kvirikashvili said that the international projects being implemented and the geographic location of Georgia …

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Turkey Sends First Train to Azerbaijan via BTK Railway

The first train will be sent today from Turkey to Azerbaijan via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, the Turkish media reported Nov. 28. Reportedly, the train will arrive in Baku within 96 hours. The first freight train was sent via the new BTK railway from Kazakhstan’s Kokshetau on October 24. The …

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili – BTK to Change Existing Economic Realities

The opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is the best example of successful implementation of joint strategic projects, said Georgian Prime Minister Georgi Kvirikashvili addressing the official opening ceremony of the BTK railway in Baku Oct. 30, Trend.az reports. He said that the participation of high-level officials from different countries in …

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Turkish Envoy to Georgia Talks BTK, South Caucasus Pipeline

Turkish Ambassador to Georgia Zeki Levent Gumrukcu in an interview with Georgian First Channel (1TV) said implementation of significant economic projects will be completed in the region in 2017-2018, Georgia Online reported. The ambassador spoke about the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway and the expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline. “On October …

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Working Group on BTK to Convene in Georgia

The next meeting of the working group on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad will be held in Georgia on September 27. An Azerbaijani delegation headed by chairman of Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov has arrived in Tbilisi to participate in the meeting. The heads of railway departments of Azerbaijan and Georgia will …

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