From Tbilisi to Batumi I started walking double-decker train
From Tbilisi to Batumi, a resort started walking double-decker trains Swiss Stadler Kiss model. To overcome the way you want to train for half an hour less time than predecessors: 4 hours, 55 minutes.
Stops on the way from Tbilisi to Batumi only two - in the Kobuleti and Ureki resorts. During one flight a new train is able to carry 400 passengers. Trains operate daily flights. It is interesting that the fare has not changed. In 2019, the modernization of the railway is scheduled for mountain area and travel time will be reduced by another hour.
Georgia has already bought four double-decker train, two more will be next winter and will also be followed in Batumi. The cost of the train is estimated to be almost ten million euros. Swiss trains are comfortable, have the most modern security systems, are suitable for the transportation of people with disabilities. The staff has been trained abroad. In Batumi direction and previously went to the best trains used on the Georgian railway. Now they are transferred to other routes.
Tourism is one of the main priorities in the socio-economic development of Georgia. According to forecasts of the State Tourism Agency, the number of guests to travel this year will be about six million. It is understood that the new comfortable trains on the Black Sea coast of Georgia and will contribute to the development of tourism.