2008-17 – Georgia, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars new railway line

     

    2008-17 – Georgia, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars new railway line

    Rail project. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway is a new corridor that will connect Azerbaijan, Georgian and Turkish railways and will open a window onto Europe.

    2008-17 - Georgia, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars new railway line (map).png

    Technical description
    The project includes the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the 154 km-long railway line between stations from Marabda to Akhalkalaki section and construction of a new 25 km-long railway from Akhalkalaki to Kartsakhi, the Turkish border.
    2008-17 - Georgia, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars new railway line (technical description).png
    Source: Georgian Railway, Baku- Tbilisi- Kars Railway
    Applicant/promoter/sponsor
    Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia,

    LTD "Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway"

    Investment amount

    The total estimated cost of the project is 775 mln USD

    Expected time for the implementation of the project is 2008- 2017.

    Implementation schedule

    Construction works started in 2008.

    Status
    Project is underway, as of today 68 % of works have been finished on the Georgian Territory.
    Expected impacts on transport, environment, social, other
    Project shall facilitate:
    • Full utilization of Georgia's transit potential;
    • Deepening of regional cooperation;
    • Creation of new jobs

    At the first stage cargo turnover is supposed to be 5 mln. tones which in future will increase up to 15 mln. tones and 1 million passenger per year.

    References
    • Information provided by Georgia Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Department (MoESD)

     

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