• Date of opening:

    November 6, 1967

  • Line:


  • Address:

    Bulbul pr.10

  • The length of the lines

    100 m

  • Architects:

    A.Surkin, Halil Aliyev


Inaugurated: November 6, 1967 
Red line
Commissioning date: November 6, 1967.
Address:    Bulbul avenue 10.
Previous name:  “26 Baku Commissars” (until April 9, 1992).
Construction profile:    single exit, deep-level, three arched ceilings, two rows, eight pylons.
Length of tracks:  100 m.
Architect:  A.S.Surkin.

It is one of the first 5 stations opened in the "Baki Soveti - Nariman Narimanov" area. Since its original name was “26 Baku Commissars,” this theme was central in the construction of the station. The pylons of the station were covered with mosaics made of metal and crystal glass. The soffit lighting of the middle hall was particularly impressive in this regard.  The fluorescent lighting fixtures on the station tracks were placed over the pylons inside a wavy construction, giving a gentle wave effect. 
In 1993, mosaic panels titled “Marine boards” were hung into ceiling of the semi-circular hall. The boards depicted the sun setting over the sea.

The upper lobby of the dome is one of the two stations located on the first floor of the building above the ground.  It is the only station of the Baku Metro with a shopping center built over it.
The ceiling above the sloping course (Maili gediş) was reconstructed in 2003. 
Supplying the station with electricity, the substation was reconstructed in 2015 at the state-of-the-art level of technology. 
Until 2017, "LT-3"-type escalators were used at the station. 
from August 21, 2017 to June 2018, reconstruction was carried to replace the 50-year-old escalators with new ones, following  the assessment of the condition of the whole infrastructure by the competent authorities of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, in particular, the specialists of the Institute for Scientific Research and Design-Construction Materials named after S.A. Dadashov. During the replacement of the escalators, the station with a single entrance and exit was closed for pasengers' entry and exit.  After the removal of the three LT-3 escalators, four new "Victoria Tube" escalators, manufactured by Thyssen Krupp, Germany were installed at the station. With the features of deep-level stations taken into account, these escalators, designed with a number of engineering and technical innovations, were first used in Baku Metro.  The use of four instead of three escalators has made it easier, safer and more convenient to regulate passengers’ traffic at a station, which has a single entrance and exit and higher passengers’ traffic. 

When the old escalators were removed, the tunnel coat of the sloping course was inspected for and cleaned from corrosion, anti-leakage measures taken, the tunnel coat painted with special dyeing material to protect it against corrosion, and covered according to the station’s general architecture, with the sloping course illuminated. 
Exposed to the severe hydrogeological circumstances of its geographical location, the station had the equipment and other infrastructure, which became obsolate as a result of many years of exploitation, thus not meeting modern requirements, was upgraded. 
Anticorrosion and a number of reinforcement measures were taken at the platform and sub-platform levels, where hydrogeological effects are more active and the impact of natural air flow is minimal. The obsolete metal structures were reinforced with new metal sheets, in addition to the reinforcing of the station roads and track walls along the platform and anti-leakage measures implemented over the tunnel coat. The reinforced concrete floors and the floor coats of the passengers’ platform were upgraded. After the tunnel roofing, metal profiles and corroded reinforcing elements of the track walls were removed through a welding method, the leakages were halted, the tunnel coat painted with modern anti-corrosion substances, and new metal structures built. Besides, the lower part of the wall was coated with granite, and the surface with ceramic granite. A water-pumping facility on the track ceiling and in the mid hall was coated with a relevant layer.
Starting from the level of the collector beneath the platform,, the load-bearing walls were reinforced with metal meshes, the natural ventilation provided, the useless parts of the walls removed, new columns installed, new girth-rails laid along the load-bearing walls, and a new frame of reinforced concrete structure built. In the ground lobby of the station, the walls were renovated according to the modern requirements, and the fans, installed in accordance with the general architectural style, changed the aesthetic appearance of the lobby. A new lighting system, including a round-shaped modern chandelier has been built into the ceiling, thus completing the integrity of architectural design.
The equipment for traffic management, video surveillance, signaling and communication systems have been upgraded, the areas and rooms in which they are located have been adapted to new standards in accordance with the requirements of technical regulations. The centralized heating and cooling system of VRV type has been established to provide natural ventilation within norms and regulations and adjust the microclimate conditions in the service rooms to seasonal norms. "Sekamatik" tanks and "Varisko" pumps were installed for wastewater treatment. FHE-type pumps were built into the main and local water discharge equipment.
Until the reconstrcution, the station was famous only for one element - the panel at the end of the platform's middle hall. After the reconstruction, the station became an architectural example of the Metro with its unique style. According to the architectural theme of the work of Architect Jahangir Sadikhov, at the end of the middle hall on the platform, there is a sun-shape composition, along the entire wall, in place of the old panel. The light effects, reminiscent of the newly awakening sunshine, completes the composition of the station's overall lighting system along the ceiling. The granite coating of the floor and under the walls, and the ceramic granite coating of the walls add a special effect to this view with their color. The backlit lighting system behind the fans along the pylon, which are decorated with patterns of national carpet weaving, walls also contribute to the enriched architecture of the station. The lighting of the carpet-patterned fans covering the ceiling and pylon walls of the station also meet the ergonomic requirements of the waiting room. The layout of the station's name and indicators of direction on the black coating of the track walls are in harmony with the overall architectural landscape.
Following the capital repairs and reconstruction, the station was re-commissioned on June 7, 2018, with the participation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

A fragment from a song “Liman”, composed by Rashid Nasiboglu to Adil Nasib’s words, is played on the trains arriving at the station.