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====Abkhazian Railways====
 
====Abkhazian Railways====

Revision as of 18:30, 15 January 2016

Country Name

Georgia (Sakartvelo, საქართველო)

National railway system

Georgian railway[s] (RK): (Sakartvelos Rkinigsa, საქართველოს რკინიგზა)

Official Website

Language

Georgian

Currency

Lari (ლ) (GEL).

UIC code

numeric 28; alpha GR.

Timetable

Journey Planner

www.railway.ge/samg/searchTrains.aspx?lang=en-US

Downloadable Timetable

Georgian Railways

Some skeleton timetables are available on the Passenger Operations page and selecting one of the options from the Traffic Schedule tab:

  • Traffic General Schedule
  • International Trains
  • Commuter Trains

The Regional Trains option gives the journey planner.

However, a good privately compiled timetable is available.

Abkhazian Railways

A 2010 timetable for the only line, Adler - Sukhumi, is given here.

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). The Borjomi - Bakuriani line is 912 mm.

Electrification

3000 V dc. The The Borjomi - Bakuriani line is 1500 V dc.

Rule of the road

Right.

Other railways

None.

Tourist lines

The Borjomi to Bakuriani line serves ski resorts. There is a children's railway in Tbilisi.

Metro

Tbilisi

Trams

There are plans to construct a tram network in Tbilisi.

Recent and future changes

The Prime Minister wishes to reopen the war damaged Inguri - Ochamchira line in order to reconnect Georgia to Abkhazia, and thus to Russia. However, this is opposed by the president and would require support from both Abkhazia and Russia.

The ხაშური/Chašuri – სურამი/Surami and ბროწეულა/Broceula – ქუთაისი-2/Kutaisi-2 – წყალტუბო/Cchaltubo lines (page 55 of the World Rail Atlas) were temporarily closed from 30 March 2012.

Special Notes

Georgia contains two de facto independent regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which gained limited international recognition after the 2008 South Ossetia war between Georgia and Russia. Georgia still considers these regions to be its sovereign territory. However, the lines located in Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not under control of Georgian Railways. The lines from Nikozi to Tskhinvali (5 km) and from Ochamchira to the Inguri River are not in use. Much of the track and overhead on these lines has been looted, and stations such as Gali have been destroyed or heavily damaged. The lines from the Psou River to Ochamchira and from Ochamchira to Tkvarcheli are operated by Abkhazian Railways (AZD).

See also