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Public transportation plan for Baku during F1 race approved

05 June 2017 [16:21] - TODAY.AZ

The public transportation plan  for Baku has been revealed for 23-25th June 2017, during the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The plan has taken into account transportation requirements of spectators to reach key locations around Baku City Circuit, including the F1 Village on the Boulevard and spectator grandstands.

In accordance with the Traffic Management Plan which is designed to ensure uninterrupted traffic flows in the affected central streets of Baku, buses and designated metro stations will operate for 20 hours each day, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM. During race, buses #65, #5 and #53 will operate at 5, 3, and 6 minute interval respectively.

Bus #65

Spectators who want to take bus #65 will be required to get off at the stop near the MUM Store in Azerbaijan Avenue and proceed to the relevant grandstand by foot. Please see bus stop locations for bus # 65 below:

Fuzuli Square - M. Mukhtarov Street - Nizami Street – S. Rustamov Street – A. Javad Street – Azerbaijan Avenue – Fuzuli Square – Z. Ahmadbayov Street – Tbilisi Avenue – 20 Yanvar Street – H. Maharramov Street – Mir Jalal Street

Bus #5

Passengers willing to take bus # 5 are advised to exit at the stop which is located at the intersection of Rashid Behbudov and Nizami Streets and proceed to the relevant grandstand by foot. The bus will stop at the following locations throughout the event week:

Narimanov Metro Station, 28 May Metro Station at Salatin Asgarova Street, 28 May Metro Station at Jafar Jabbarli Street, 28 May Street at Samed Vurgun Park, Nizami Street and Rashid Behbudov Street (close to Rashid Behbudov Theatre). This bus will operate at 3 minute interval.

Bus #53

Ticketholders who want to take bus #53 are encouraged to exit at the stop across the Palace of Hand Games, and proceed to the relevant grand stands by foot. The bus #53 will make stops at: Bayil (the 20th area), Aquatic Centre, National Flag Square and Baku Sports Hall (turning maneuver at Funicular). This bus will operate at 6 minute interval.

Metro

Ticketholders who want to go to the venue by metro can exit at 28 May, Sahil or Icheri Sheher metro stations and walk to the track.

Ticketholders are encouraged to exit at the stop across the Palace of Hand Games, and proceed to the relevant grand stands by foot. The bus will make stops at: Bayil (the 20th area) – National Flag Square – Funicular stops.

Please be advised that the event venue is also accessible by metro. Ticketholders can exit at 28th May, Sahil or Icherisheher metro stations and walk to the track.

On the eve of the event, Baku residents and spectators will be able to move freely around the track. In addition to the underground pedestrian crossings which will be open throughout the day, temporary overground pedestrian crossings will ensure safe movement of residents during the race week.  Please note that temporary overground pedestrian crossings will be located at the crossing of Azerbaijan Avenue and Istiglaliyyat Street, as well as at the city’s two intersections - the Khagani - Rashid Behbudov streets and Azadliq Avenue - Khagani Street.

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