Baku Metro (
Azerbaijani: Bakı metropoliteni) is a
rapid transit system serving
Baku, the capital of
Azerbaijan. First opened on 6 November 1967 during the time of the
Soviet Union, it has features typical of ex-
Soviet systems, including very deep central stations and exquisite decorations that blend traditional Azerbaijani national motifs with
Soviet ideology. At present the system has 38.03 kilometres (23.63 mi) of bi-directional tracks, made up of three lines served by 26 stations. The metro is the only one constructed in Azerbaijan, and was the fifth built in the Soviet Union. In 2015, it carried 222.0 million passengers, which yielded an average daily ridership of approximately 608,200.
Baku Metro Closed Joint-Stock Company (Baku Metro CJSC), the company which runs the Baku Metro, was founded according Decree No. 289 Of the
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on February 27, 2014 as a legal successor of Baku Metro and Azertunelmetrotikinti Joint Stock Company. Property along with rights and obligations of Baku Metro and Azertunelmetrotikinti Joint Stock Company were transferred to the newly established Baku Metro CJSC.