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Important public transport information during 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku, June 5, AZERTAC

The public transportation plan 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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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