StumbleUpon Tbilisi Metro Hours The metro service starts operations at am and runs until midnight. The frequency of trains during peak hours is minutes, and at night times, it reaches upto 12 minutes. In order to avail discounts, passengers can purchase Metromoney card. While using this card, the riders need to pay a first time travel fare of 50 Tetri, however, they can ride free of charge for the next one and a half hour, on either the metro or the bus. Changing to other means of transport during this time interval is also free of cost.
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It serves a total of 23 stations. It is open from 6 a. The frequency of the trains varies from 2 minutes during rush hours to 5 or 6 minutes when the demand is lower. Tickets are good for 90 minutes after their initial validation. For those who use the metro regularly, a Metromoney Card is a good option. The first settlements were constructed in the early 5th century, and the city has experienced many growth and decline periods throughout its long history.
One of the most important ones occurred just recently, while Georgia was part of the Soviet Union. While under soviet rule, Tbilisi experienced a large industrial expansion, and was considered the 4th most important city in the union.
During the second half of the 20th century, the city resumed its long-held status as a bridge city, becoming a commercial hub and strategic connection point between eastern Europe and Asia. As a result, the city prospered and accumulated wealth, driving the population up with it. As this capital grew, the governing authorities decided to anticipate the public transport problems that come with a larger population. Many different strategies were laid out, and studies were conducted to select the best solution.
As was almost logical for a city of its size, the many architects and engineers that worked on the studies concluded that the best solution would be a metro system. Thus, construction began in , and the metro was opened to the public several years later. The newly built metro was inaugurated on January 11th, It only had 5 stations at the time. From then, it has been slowly expanding, adding new stations to the system every now and then.
Today, this metro system has a total of Expansion projects are proposed and considered frequently, so this system will keep on growing. Guramishvili Lines and stations The Tbilisi metro system has two lines and 23 stations distributed along its It carries about , people every day throughout the city, an impressive feat considering the network is this small. Line 1 This line, known as the Akhmeteli—Varketili Line, was the first line to be conceived. Consequently, its construction began in the next few years, after the project was accepted.
To this day, this first line has a total of It runs from the Gldani district in the northern side of the city to the Samgori district, to the south. There are plans to expand the line further, but nothing is set in stone yet. The stations that comprise this line are: Akhmetelis Teatri: initially known as Gldani station when it was inaugurated in , this station is the northern terminal of line 1, and is located in the Gldani district.
Sarajishvili: open since January 7th, , this station serves the Nadzaladevi region and its immediate area. This subterranean metro station gets its name from the Georgian tenor Ivane Sarajishvili. Guramishvili: this station is located within the Nadzaladevi region and was inaugurated in November 16th, It was named after Davir Guramishvili, a famous Georgian poet.
Ghrmaghele: also located in the Nadzaladevi region, this station was initially opened to the public in November 25th, Didube: located in the Didube sector, it was one of the first commercial stations in the system. It was inaugurated the 11th of January of the year Gotsiridze: located within the Nadzaladevi region, this station was first opened in January 11th, It is named after the Georgian engineer Viktor Gotsiridze.
Nadzaladevi: one of the stations located within the Nadzaladevi region, it was one of the first to be opened, as it was inaugurated in January 11th, Station Square 1 Sadguris Moedani I : this station is located in the Chugureti district and was also opened in January 11th, Marjanishvili: also opened in January 11th, , this subterranean station honors Kote Marjanishvili, a famous Georgian theatre director.
Rustaveli: this station, located in the Mtatsminda area, is the deepest station of the system. The platform is located 60 meters below the surface. It was inaugurated in Tavisuplebis Moedani: this station is an extension of the original line and was opened in the Mtatsminda district in Avlabari: inaugurated in , it is named after the neighborhood it serves.
It is located in the Isani district. Samasi Aragveli: located within the Isani district, this station was inaugurated the 6th of November, in the year It plays homage to the Samasi soldiers from the Aragvi valley who died defending the city from the Persians in the battle of Krtsanisi, in Isani: also located within the Isani district, this station was initially opened to the public in Samgori: this station was opened in the year and is located between the Isani and Samgori districts.
Varketili: this station serves as the current southern terminal for Line 1. It was opened in and was renovated in Line 2 This line, also known as the Saburtalo Line, was inaugurated in It was designed to provide service to the western part of the city, from the Didube district an up to the Saburtalo area. It has a track length of 6. They are: Station Square 2: this station was opened in April 15th, It serves the Didube district. Tsereteli: also located within the Didube district, it was inaugurated in It was named after the Georgian poet Akaki Tsereteli.
Technical University: also part of the first stage of Line 2, this station was opened to the public in , and was constructed to provide service to the Saburtalo district. Medical University: constructed in the vicinity of the Saburtalo district, it was opened in Delisi: located within the Saburtalo neighborhood, it was also opened in Vazha-Pshavela: an extension of Line 2, this station was opened in the year It is located in the Vake district.
State University: attending to the Saburtalo district, this is the latest addition to the system. Despite commencing construction in , it was halted due to lack of funds, but was finally completed in However, users can easily find bus stops that connect to most places in the city outside of the Tbilisi metro stations.
Some of the most important are: Didube: this station is one of the most important transfer hubs of the system, as the Central Bus Station of Tbilisi is nearby. From here, passengers may take buses to many popular tourist destinations like Bakuriani and towards the outskirts of the city, as well as other cities. Station Square 1: this station provides access to the central part of the city, and thus a great way to get around the historical areas.
It also connects to the second metro line, the Saburtalo Line. Schedule and timetables The metro of Tbilisi is open throughout most of the day in order to reach as much people as possible. Passengers may use the metro from a. This schedule is the same for all days of the week, including Sundays. What does vary is the frequency of the trains. During busy hours, passengers must wait an average of 2.
Outside of this scope, the frequency lowers and the trains pass every 5 or 6 minutes. This lapse increases towards the later hours of the night, as the estimated time between trains reaches up to 12 minutes before closing. Tariffs, tickets and cards Passengers have two main ways to pay for their use of the metro: through traditional tickets that are common around the world or with an electronic card the latter of which is preferred. Tickets may be purchased at any ticket booth in any station for 50 tetri cents for the Georgian Lira for a one-way ticket.
It is possible to use this ticket for the next 90 minutes after its initial validation, and it can also be used within the local bus system. The MetroMoney card is the prepaid card that allows its users access to several public transport networks around the Georgian capital, without the need to buy tickets for each one.
Users enjoy access to the metro and bus systems, and it can also be used in the cableway of Tbilisi. As expected from this kind of prepaid cards, the MetroMoney has additional benefits and special discounts.
Any user can buy the card in commercial areas found inside the metro stations, and within the Rike-Narikala cableway stations. It is not personalized, so any user can lend it to friends or family as long as it has credit, of course. It is quite easy to acquire and use. The MetroMoney card needs to be reloaded with credits once it runs out.
This can be done through vending machines or through the ticket offices in any metro or cableway station. Additionally, it can also be recharged through the Bank of Georgia and many other commercial establishments.
In case the user wishes to see how much credit is left in the card, the amount remaining is displayed in the tourniquets at the metro stations, at the validation point in the buses or at the ticket offices at the cableway.
However, the original ticket of purchase must be presented with it to be valid. If the card has any flaws or damage that come from the factory, not the normal wear from use or any other damage caused directly or indirectly by the passenger , users can get a free replacement through Customer Services in Avlabari and Medical University stations.
After the affected user gets another card, the available balance will be transferred to the new card. Marjanishvili Rules and regulations As with most metro systems in the world, the Tbilisi metro has an established set of rules and regulations that passengers must abide so that everyone using the network can have a good experience.
They are also intended to provide a safe environment for all. Some of those rules are: No dangerous objects are allowed within the trains, such as any kind of weapon or large tool, fire hazards, fuels or any other object that could represent danger or cause harm to oneself or other passengers. Access to administrative or restricted areas is also forbidden for any unauthorized personnel. Avoid blocking the doors as they close, as the train will not start running until all the doors are properly closed.
It is heavily encouraged to use headphones.
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It serves a total of 23 stations. It is open from 6 a. The frequency of the trains varies from 2 minutes during rush hours to 5 or 6 minutes when the demand is lower. Tickets are good for 90 minutes after their initial validation. For those who use the metro regularly, a Metromoney Card is a good option.
Metro of Tbilisi
By far the nicest of the Caucasian capitals, with a pleasant climate, wonderful old town, surrounded by mountains and warm and hospitable people. Whilst dilapidated in parts, the city is being regenerated on a large scale. Stations are quite prominent in the street scape, some are glass fronted blocks with the lethal swinging doors pinned open in Summer , whilst others are steps down to the station. All have a prominent Red M logo that is difficult to miss. These island platforms have many side arches leading to the quite shallow access platforms. Timing clocks at the end of the platforms give headway approx. Such limited lighting down there and very drab in general.
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Operation[ edit ] As of [update] , the system consists of two lines, serving 23 stations, operating on The shallow stations consist of three pillar-trispans and one single vault Kharkov Technology. An estimated total of Station platforms are built to accommodate five-carriage trains, though four- car trains operate on both lines of the subway system. Train speeds are 60—90 kilometres per hour, while the average trip speed is slightly over 33 kilometres per hour. Fares[ edit ] The Tbilisi Metro uses a flat-fare system of 50 tetri per journey. Tokens are no longer used, and riders must purchase for 2 lari a Metromoney Card a stored value card available at metro stations , onto which they can add fares.