Today Georgian site of the railroad Baku-Tbilisi-Kars was tested
On the Georgian site of the railroad of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars work comes to the end. Already tests start on this road. Several times locomotives were tested at the Georgian territory until the Turkish border. On the way locomotives moved freely.
Besides this, in Akhalkalaki on the point of replacement of wheels (from 1520 mm by 1435 mm) were tested freight wagon which will move in the direction of Turkey.
Also on the container area movement of large size containers by the 40-ton crane is successfully tested. It should be noted that the project of the railroad of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars is a step for the future. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars will become the center of transit transportations and it means that Azerbaijan will have the right to vote in the region.
The project of the railroad of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars in the center of attention of heads of governments and the railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey. Three countries are also interested in using of services of a transport corridor which will open great opportunities for establishment of close transport links with other countries.
Moreover, on November 21 at Marabda station had been begun construction of the Georgian side and on July 24, 2008 in the Turkish city of Kars had been begun construction of the Turkish site of the railroad Baku – Tbilisi – Kars.