Armenia - General Information

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Country Name

Armenia (Hayastan; Հայաստան)

National railway system

Armenian Railways (HYU): (Հարավկովկասյան Երկաթուղի) was formerly the operator. Since 1 June 2008, the former Armenian Railways have been run by South Caucasus Railways (SCR), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian Railways.

Official Website

SCR

Language

Armenian is the only official language although Russian is widely used, especially in education

Currency

Dram (Դրամ); code: AMD = 100 luma (լումա)

UIC code

Numeric 58; alpha ARM

Timetable

Journey Planner

None

Downloadable Timetable

A basic timetable is available by line; click on the tab at the top to get the required line.

A good privately compiled timetable is available.

Printed Timetable

None.

Engineering Information

None.

Maps

Printed Maps

  • "World Rail Atlas Vol. 8 The Middle East and Caucasus" by Neil Robinson (ISBN-10: 954-12-0128-8; ISBN-13: 978-954-12-0128-2)

Web-based Maps

Gauge

"Russian" gauge (1520mm)

Electrification

3000 V dc

Rule of the road

Right.

Other railways

None.

Tourist lines

None.

Metro

Yerevan

Trams

None; the Yerevan tram system closed in 2004

Recent and future changes

None.

Special Notes

None.

See also