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More Azeri cities to have metro systems

Friday, May 10
New underground railway networks for the cities of Sumgait, Nakhchivan and Ganja in Azerbaijan are being planned, Baku Metro head Tagi Ahmedov has announced. Ahmedov posted the news on the Baku Metro website.

"We plan to take necessary measures by creating metro lines for the suburbs of Baku, Sumgait, as well as Nakhchivan and Ganja. Ahmadov wrote.

Baku Metro currently has a 20-year development plan. According to Ahmedov, two new stations will open in 2014 and a further six in 2016 as part of the development plan. The total length of the Baku Metro is currently 34.6 km. There are two main lines. The development plan envisages up to five metro lines in Baku reaching a length of 119 km and up to 79 stations. Baku Metro has been functioning since 1967 and currently has 23 stations. (Trend)