The solemn ceremony of opening the new building brought together the heads of the etrap and velayat Khyakimliks, representatives of public organisations, specialists of various subdivisions of the Ministry of Railway Transport as well as the citizens of the regional centre. Those speaking during the ceremony underlined the importance of the new facility in the framework of the improvement of the railway infrastructure of Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi trunk line. Valuable gifts were awarded to the best builders on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan.
The two-storey building with the total area of 344 square metres was erected by the specialized enterprise of the Ministry of Railway Transport � Construction Train No. 1 within 6 months. The territory adjacent to the station is improved and there is a special place allocated for car parking. New electronic equipment produced by Chinese company - JIAXUN is installed on the tower and in the attendant's office, that hosts the traffic control centre. The new equipment ensures connection between a dispatcher in Ashgabat, locomotive drivers, the Ministry of Railway Transport, as well as the maintenance team, located outside the station.
Totally, about 40 specialists will be involved in the daily work of the station. The capacity of the new terminal is 150-200 people per day. The access to the unified electronic system for monitoring the space availability assignments in passenger trains will allow the residents of the Baharly Etrap to purchase tickets in any direction, given that the trains from Ashgabat to Turkmenbashi and back stop there every day.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper