The construction of the Horadiz-Agband railway line, of which foundation was laid by President Ilham Aliyev on February 14, 2021, is underway, and a conceptual plan for the railway line has been drafted.
Report informs that the length of the Horadiz-Agband railway line is 110.4 kilometers.
The single-track railway line will consist of 8 stations, and the project envisages the construction of over 300 artificial engineering facilities. Along with the Horadiz station, seven other stations - Marjanli, Mahmudlu, Soltanli, Gumlag, Minjivan, Bartaz, and Agband - will be completely rebuilt.
The entire railway line was completely topographed by a drone, and a conceptual plan has been developed. Currently, along with the construction of artificial facilities, a 40-kilometer-long foundation bed is being prepared.
A 21-kilometer section of the soil foundation bed has already been prepared, and rock and gravel materials have been installed. Rails have been laid on the 3-kilometer section. At the same time, artificial structures are being built, including bridges and reinforced concrete pipes.
The reconstruction of the Horadiz-Agband railway is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The construction of the Horadiz-Agband railway, which is of great strategic importance, will make a huge contribution to the economic potential of Azerbaijan’s liberated territories.
The Horadiz-Agband railway line, which is of strategic and economic importance for Azerbaijan, is an integral part of the Zangazur corridor. As a result of the implementation of the project, direct transport links will be established with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Turkey, and the geo-economic importance of Azerbaijan will increase.
The railway line will also be of great importance for both the movement of citizens and the transportation of goods to the liberated lands. Most importantly, the Turkic world will be reunited through the Zangazur corridor after many years. The opening of the Zangazur corridor will have a positive impact on the regional economy, as well as on the Turkic-speaking countries, and increase the importance of the East-West and North-South transport corridors.
The Horadiz-Agband railway was destroyed and suspended in 1993 after the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by the Armenian armed forces. For 27 years, the last stop of the trains has been Horadiz station in Fuzuli District. However, this railway line will also be operational along with the Victory road that led to the victory over the enemy. At present, the railway line from Horadiz to Agband settlement of Zangilan District is being reconstructed.