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Old April 18th, 2014, 01:40 AM   #81
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At least one station more!
Does anybody have some fresh pics from Tbilisi Metro?
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I do, and I will upload them soon. Not happy though that the police in Tbilisi (and also here in Yerevan) don't like tourists taking pictures of the metro.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #83
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But they dont arrest you at once, just tell you not to take pictures, right?
It's annoying, i know. Nevertheless one always can take one or two if the security guys dont look.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 05:56 PM   #84
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:10 PM   #85
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Two years are gone since the last news about the first line tramway project in Tbilisi. Is there any update? I hope the project is still going on?
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:10 PM   #86
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Two years are gone since the last news about the first line tramway project in Tbilisi. Is there any update? I hope the project is still going on?
Well sadly government changing all the political issues do not let tram project to get the green light, so to say, no one cares right now.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:50 AM   #87
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Well sadly government changing all the political issues do not let tram project to get the green light, so to say, no one cares right now.
What would be the approximate cost of a project like this? Would it be justified with functioning metro?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 12:00 PM   #88
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What do you mean? We don't have money to build a metro.
This tram line costs approximately 143 Mln Euros, but i do not know what exactly was included there.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #89
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Old June 4th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #90
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Old June 4th, 2014, 06:40 PM   #91
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What do you mean? We don't have money to build a metro.
This tram line costs approximately 143 Mln Euros, but i do not know what exactly was included there.
Why would you need to build a metro?? You already have one! Not a big one, sure. But then again, Tbilisi is not that big. Metro ridership figures aren't that great.
Of course, it is possible that metro doesn't extend to the residential areas, then extension might be needed. This can by done by extending lines on the surface, as opposed to the underground, which is more expensive.
143 mln seems optimistic, but if it can be done with that price, then it is not that bad.
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Why would you need to build a metro?? You already have one! Not a big one, sure. But then again, Tbilisi is not that big. Metro ridership figures aren't that great.
Of course, it is possible that metro doesn't extend to the residential areas, then extension might be needed. This can by done by extending lines on the surface, as opposed to the underground, which is more expensive.
143 mln seems optimistic, but if it can be done with that price, then it is not that bad.
I think you did not understad taht we do not have money to built Metro lines, and no space for surface lines.
And by the way that is some ugly thing metro on surface. like monorail and any other thing that stands on bridges in the middle of streets.
Tbilis is not that type of city.
We need tram system that will supplement metro system and the both qoulc be the great solution.
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Updated metro map on urbanrail.net:

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is that blue line really under construction? Or a leftover from the Soviet-era subsidy regime?
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is that blue line really under construction? Or a leftover from the Soviet-era subsidy regime?
No, all contruction sites of Line 3 are on hold because of lack of funds
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Link in Russian, tender is announced for construction of Universiteti station:
http://saroavto2.blogspot.ru/2014/07...post_9090.html

During 45 days, the companies could apply for tender, after that the funders (Georgia's Munitipal Development Fund and Asian Development Bank) will choose prefered bidder. No timeline yet
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TBILISI | Metro

The Tbilisi Metro (Georgian: თბილისის მეტროპოლიტენი) is a rapid transit metro system in Tbilisi, Georgia. Opened on 11 December 1966 it became the 4th Metro system in the former Soviet Union. Like most ex-Soviet Metros, most of the stations are very deep and vividly decorated.

The Tbilisi Metro comprises two lines, 27.1 kilometres (16.8 mi) in length, serving 22 stations. In 2012, the Metro transported 93.9 million passengers, a significant increase to the 85.6 million passengers served in 2011. It is operated by the Tbilisi Transport Company, which began operation the same year as the Tbilisi Metro, in 1966.



As of 2012, the system consists of two lines,[1] serving 22 stations,[1] operating on 27.1 kilometres (16.8 mi) of route[1] and 62.5 kilometres (38.8 mi) of track.[1] Of the 22 stations, 20 stations are below ground and two are surface level.[citation needed] Of the subterranean stations, 16 are deep level and 4 shallow.[citation needed] The former comprise 6 pylon stations, 5 column and 5 single vaults (built to the Leningrad Technology). The shallow stations consist of three pillar-trispans and one single vault (Kharkov Technology). Due to Tbilisi's uneven landscape, the Metro, particularly the Gldani-Varketili line, travels above ground in two locations.

In 2005, it was estimated that a total of 105.6 million people used the Metro annually,[4] though the 2012 Metro passenger figure was actually 93.9 million.[2] Carrying them are a fleet of 170 metro vehicles (as of 2012, 117 modernized rail vehicles, and 53 Old type 81–717/714 vehicles),[1] operating from two depots.[1] The train models used are identical to those of other ex-Soviet Metros. Although station platforms are built to accommodate five-carriage trains, currently four- and three-carriage trains are used on Line 1 and Line 2, respectively. The cost per single ride is 50 tetris, however when using the Metromoney Card (a stored value card available for purchase at metro stations) riders can transfer or reenter the system for 90 minutes at no charge.[5] Trains run from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m., with intervals ranging between 2.5 minutes at peak times to 12 minutes late at night. Trains can run between 60 km/h–90 km/h, though the average trip speed is 33.2 km/h.

History[edit]
Tbilisi (officially known as Tiflis until 1936), capital of Georgia, was always considered to be the fourth most important city of the Soviet Union, particularly of its political position as being the capital of the republic (Georgian SSR). Also the city grew quite rapidly during the nineteenth and twentieth century and apart from being a cultural centre and a political one was also an important transport hub in Transcaucasia and an industrial centre as well. All this amounted to the need of a rapid transit Metro system.

Construction began in 1952. Tbilisi was the only city of the former USSR where the construction of the Metro system started before the total of the residents crossed one million. Having a population over one million was one of the main criteria for building a metro-system in the Soviet cities. On 11 January 1966, the Tbilisi Metro was triumphantly opened becoming the first and only Metro system in Georgia and the fourth one in the former Soviet Union (after Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Kiev), when the first six stations were opened. Since then, the system has steadily grown to a two line 22 station network.

During the 1990s, most of the Soviet-era station names were changed, although the financial difficulties since the breakup of the Soviet Union hit the Metro particularly hard in its infrastructure, operations and extensions. In the early-mid 1990s the Tbilisi metro was usually not working due to the lack of electricity.[6] Until recently, the Metro had been underfunded and operated in severe difficulties due to poor electrical supply. It had also become infamous for widespread petty crime, like pickpocketing and mugging. In addition, there have been several incidents at metro stations in recent years. On October 9, 1997, a former policeman blew himself up at Didube station. On February 14, 2000, a teenager threw a homemade hand grenade into a metro station, injuring several people. In March 2004, several people were poisoned by an unidentified gas while using the Metro.

However, the crime has reduced as a result of security and administration reforms in the system from 2004 to 2005. Other services have also significantly improved.

Currently, the Tbilisi Metro system is undergoing a major rehabilitation effort, including the reconstruction of the stations as well as modernization of trains and other facilities. The city's 2006 budget allocated 16 million lari for this project. President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, promised to make the Metro most prestigious public transport and charged Director General of Tbilisi Metro, Zurab Kikalishvili, in late 2005, to bring the metro to European standards by 2007.[7] In subsequent years, however, the upgrade process has slowed significantly and as of July 2010, the Tbilisi metro rail is still far from its target standard.

Future[edit]
The system has also an advanced extension plan, with a third line, amongst other locations, encompass the district of Vake. Forming a typical Soviet triangle with three-line six radii layout intersecting in the city centre. However, most of the construction sites remain frozen, some dating to Soviet times.

In January 2012 construction will start on a frozen extension of the Saburtalo Line from the Vazha-Pshavela station to the new Universiteti station, 80% of work is already done in soviet time, it is financed by the Asian Development Bank. It is expected that the new station will be opened in early 2013.[citation needed]

There are also plans to construct a tram network in Tbilisi.[8]
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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #99
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Tbilisi aleady has a public transport thread no need to open a new one only about metro.
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Agree. Just was going to point that out. It is better when there is one, consolidated thread.
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