Azerbaijan Railways launched the modernisation works of 7.8 km line section between Tovuz and Qovlar, of Baku-Boyuk Kesik mainline, which is part of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. Currently, 435 km of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik line was modernised.
In 2015, Azerbaijan Railways and Czech company Moravia Steel signed an additional agreement to modernise the Baku-Boyuk Kesik line.
After the reconstruction works, the will be increased to 140 km/h on Baku-Boyuk Kesik line.
In October, the presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey and prime ministers of Georgia and Uzbekistan officially launched the passenger transport services on the 850-km Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line.
In December, the first container train was put into commercial operation on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, from Kazakhstan city of Kokshetau to the port of Mersin, in Turkey.