[AZ] Alstom announces commissioning of first Prima T8 locomotives in Azerbaijan

Alstom has successfully commissioned the first seven Prima T8 AZ8A freight locomotives for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY). These locomotives will run on the main freight transit line, which has recently been converted from 3 kV DC to 25 kV AC.

This “Silk Road” East-West corridor links the Caspian Sea main ports to the Georgian border, and later all across the country.

In 2014, ADY signed a contract with Alstom for €288 million for supplying 50 electric locomotives, including 40 Prima T8 AZ8A heavy freight locomotives which are being produced at Alstom’s JV EKZ in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and 10 Prima M4 AZ4A passenger locomotives which have been produced in Belfort, France and already delivered to Azerbaijan.

ADY AZ8A 0001 – Astana – Photo: Alstom / N. Zhantileu