Baku is gearing up for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with new transport plans that were communicated today. According to several news agencies, Azadlig Square in Baku will be the centre of special buses during Eurovision 2012 in Baku. The Transport Ministry spokesman Namig Hasanov told Trend: ”Buses to transport passengers to the Baku Crystal Hall, Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku International Bus Terminal and hotels will be stationed on the square,” Hasanov said.
Four control stations will also be opened in Baku to “facilitate the process of transporting of a great number of people. One of the stations will be placed at the Baku Crystal Hall, two on Azadlig Square and one station at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
In addition, some 22 taxi stops will be established in the central and main areas of the capital, served by London taxi cabs”.
“Some 220 drivers have been specially trained for driving vehicles involved during the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku,” the Transport Ministry said. It was also hinted that some traffic lanes may be reserved for Eurovision transport only.