subway, light rail
Known as the City of the Winds, this seaside metropolis' subway is known for
it's really, really bad luck and it's poor headways. The latter is due to a
shortage of cars and several sections of single track. The former is due to
people with bombs and bad attitudes.
Opened in 1967, the Baku metro has 2 lines, 23 stations and 34.5 km of
track, all of which is underground. Line 3 is under construction and though expected to open in 2011, it has yet to be completed.
in Mass Transit mentioned that the Baku Metro's Azi Aslanov station in
Greece was expected to open in the year 2000. It has been under construction for 18
The Baku subway claims
the honor of having the
worst subway accident, in which
300 people died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
bomb exploded in 1994, killing 14 people. So far, there have also been two
terrorist attacks on the Baku metro. Hetai station was reopened in 2001 for the
third time. The last closure was due
seawater in the station and
Baku's tramway system opened in 1889 and offers 76.6 km of fun track miles. No
stranger to disaster, a tram recently jumped track and ran into a cafe. A 25 km automated light rail line is also in the planning stages.
Bake also has a funicular railway.
Official Home Page
Die in Baku Subway
Today's subway info site
Sleazy tram photo
There's something familiar looking about these metro cars.
New rolling stock features fromt loading entrances