Azerbaijan - General Information
National railway system
Azerbaijan State Railway: ADDY (Azərbaycan Dövlət Dəmir Yolu)
Azerbaijani (also called Azeri); 13 other languages are also spoken in the country
Numeric 57; alpha AZE
Can be found at Online Ticket Sales
A list of Long Distance trains and International trains is given here: 
However, a good privately compiled timetable is available.
- "World Rail Atlas Vol. 8 The Middle East and Caucasus" by Neil Robinson (ISBN-10: 954-12-0128-8; ISBN-13: 978-954-12-0128-2)
- Thorsten Büker's Map of Azerbaijan - a single sheet dated January 2010.
The Online Ticket Sales booking system allows the purchase of tickets for any long distance train from/to any station and also destinations in Russia and Ukraine) served by direct trains.
"Russian" gauge (1520mm)
Historically 3000 V dc but the main line from Baku to Bëyük Kesik on the Georgian border was converted from 3 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz in August 2020. It is not known what has occurred on the short branches off this route. The Baku suburban lines and those to Yalama on the Russian border and south westwards to Imisli are presumed to remain 3000 V dc. The compilers would appreciate any information on this.
Rule of the road
No source known
Recent and future changes
The 36 km cut-off between Güzdək and Qaradağ, avoiding Baku, will be rebuilt as a double-track line. It was opened in 1963, but fell into disrepair in the 1970s.
The main east-west line from Baku to Bëyük Kesik on the Georgian border was converted from 3 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz in August 2020.
In May 2005 the heads of the Russian, Azerbaijani and Iranian railways agreed a joint venture to construct and operate a new line from Astara (Azerbaijan) to Resht and Qazvin (Iran). Construction of the first section between Qazvin and Rasht was completed in March 2011. Astara (Azerbaijan) to Astara (Iran) opened to traffic 29 March 2018.
Azerbaijan includes the Autonomous Republic (muxtar respublika) of Nakhchivan, separated from the rest of the country by Armenia. Armenia controls a number of territories which are formally part of Azerbaijan, surrounding the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.