Azerbaijan Railways will initially run the Prima T8 AZ8A locomotives on the 'Silk Road' East-West corridor of Azerbaijan, linking the Caspian Sea main ports to the Georgian border.
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Azerbaijan Railways (ADY)
Alstom has launched the validation test campaign for the Prima T8 AZ8A freight locomotives in Azerbaijan on the main freight transit line, which has recently been converted from 3kV DC to 25kV AC.
Stadler will provide 10 five-car FLIRT trains to Azerbaijan Railways (ADY), valued at €115 million, and is the first order for FLIRT from the rail transport operator.
This model is a two-section freight locomotive capable of towing up to 9,000 tonnes and running at 120km/h, with installed continuous power of 8.8 Megawatts.