The Info List - 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.

Technical characteristics

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.


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 funicular

Baku Funicular was repaired several times. It was closed in late 1980’s 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.[4]

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


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