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High speed railway network: Georgia

High speed railway network: Georgia
photo: Georgia /Georgia
29 / 06 / 2021

There are no plans to build a high-speed rail in Georgia. The mainline in the country creates a latitudinal axis from the Black Sea ports of Batumi and Poti through the capital city of Tbilisi to the border with Azerbaijan and later towards its capital – Baku. The line is electrified and mainly double-tracked. It is also partially modernized in recent years.

Apart from the main E-W line, the Georgian network consists mainly of branch single-track lines creating a typical linear system. There are also two international connections in the south: from Tbilisi to Vanadzor in Armenia and from Tbilisi to Kars in Turkey. The line Tbilisi – Kars is a recently launched one with some newly built and modernized sections. The line is equipped in the gauge changing facility on the border section. The line is operated in freight traffic and the passenger trains are planned.