Baku Funicular

Baku Funicular (Azerbaijani: Bakı funikulyoru) is a funicular system in Baku, Azerbaijan. It connects a square on Neftchilar Avenue and Martyrs' Lane.[1] It is the first and remains the only funicular system in the country.

Baku Funicular
Bakı funikulyoru
Baku Funicular station.jpg
New building of the Baku Funicular
LocationBaku, Azerbaijan
Completion date1960

Technical characteristicsEdit

 
A funicular with 2015 European Games branding
 
Train of Baku Funicular in 2014
  • Length of railway track is 455 meters (1,493 ft)
  • It consists of a single-track part and a passing place.
  • There are two stations; electric and rope drive.
  • Two coaches – BF-1 and BF-2 are exploited.
  • Its transportation capacity is 2000 per day.
  • Maximal speed is 2.5 m/s (8.2 ft/s).
  • Interval between departures of coaches is 10 minutes.
  • Time of train service between stations is 4 minutes.
  • Working time is from 10:00 to 22:00.[2]
  • Capacity of a coach is 28 people.

HistoryEdit

 
Baku Funicular in 2008

The funicular was constructed at initiative of Alish Lambaranski. It was opened in 1960. Tofig Ismayilov has been the director of the funicular since 2006.[3] Funicular has 11 Personnel. In Soviet times, it used coaches made in Kharkiv.

Modern funicularEdit

Baku Funicular was repaired several times. It was closed in late 1980s and reopened in 2001. Baku Funicular was capitally repaired in 2001 and 2007. In April 2011, it was again closed for the complete overhaul, and reopened on May 23, 2012. Architect: europroject, Vienna/Austria (Architects A.Mueller/W.Hoffelner/H.Peter). Constructor: GIG projects, Austria[4]

The funicular has two stations called “Bahram Gur” and “Martyrs’ Lane".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Бакинский фуникулер - вчера, сегодня, завтра". Trend.
  2. ^ "Бакинский фуникулер открылся (ФОТО, ВИДЕО)". anspress.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-08.
  3. ^ "ПОСЛЕДНЯЯ ОСТАНОВКА БАКИНСКОГО ФУНИКУЛЕРА". vesti.az. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15.
  4. ^ "Обновленный бакинский фуникулер – ФОТО". day.az.
  5. ^ "Бакинский фуникулер будет реконструирован - ФОТО". 1news.az. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.