Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

12.2 billion TRY

Initiatives

Start Date

May 25 2005

Start of Construction

2007

Planned Completion Date

Sept. 27 2017

Funders

Source(s) Amount
775,000,000 USD
79,440,000 USD

Description

None

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail link directly connects the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. The project is an important connection in the rail transport corridor that links Central Asia and China to Europe. It is intended to increase regional cooperation in the South Caucasus, though the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict made it politically impossible to include Armenia in the train's route.