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South Caucasus Railway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Caucasus Railway
South Caucasus Railway logo.svg
Armenian Railway.png
Armenia's railway network.
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Yerevan railway station — the biggest in Armenia.
Reporting markHYU
Locale Armenia
Dates of operation2008–present
PredecessorArmenian Railways
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Electrification3 kV DC
Length780 km (480 mi)

South Caucasus Railway (Armenian: Հարավկովկասյան երկաթուղի, Russian: Южно-Кавказская железная дорога) is a rail operator in Armenia, owned by Russian Railways.

Main information

On 13 February 2008, the Government of Armenia signed an agreement to transfer 100% of the state-owned Armenian Railways to Russian Railways. According to the agreement, the concession period is 30 years, with a possible extension for another 10 years by mutual agreement of the parties. In accordance with the terms of the tender, existing railway employees (4,300 people), except those of retirement age, were transferred to the staff of South Caucasus Railway on salary increases of up to 20%.[1]


South Caucasus Railway currently operates the following services:[2]

Armenia - Georgia sleeper service: Yerevan to Tbilisi / Batumi via Gyumri[3]

Yerevan to Araks / Gyumri (3 services a day plus 1 additional short journey to Araks)

Yerevan to Ararat & Yeraskh (1 service a day)

Summer only service from Yerevan (Almast station) to Shorzha[4]

South Caucasus Railway headquarter in Yerevan
South Caucasus Railway headquarter in Yerevan

International links

Except with Georgia, all international railway links between Armenia and its neighbors have been closed since 1993 after Armenia's occupation of Nagorno Karabakh.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "About company". South Caucasus Railway. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Schedule". South Caucasus Railway. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Armenia looks to the private sector". Railway Gazette International. January 2008.


This page was last edited on 10 February 2021, at 17:41
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