Double-deck Railcars to Operate in Georgia from July

Stadler KISS double-deck railcars will start servicing passengers on Georgian railways from Tbilisi to Black Sea resort cities from next week, stated the Georgian Railway company.

An official agreement between Georgian Railways and Swiss Stadler Bussnang AG to bring new railcars to Georgia was signed on May 25.

Two double-deck trains has already arrived in Georgia on July 17, and after passing technical regulation inspections, will start operating from Tbilisi to the Black Sea stopping only at the resort towns of Batumi, Kobuleti and Ureki.

The new double-deck railcars meet all international standards and are equipped with a modern security system. The trains’ technical data is also fully compatible with the requirements of Georgian railway lines.

Stadler KISS model trains are also designed to cater for people with disabilities. The double-decker cars have elevators and low floor entrances with sliding steps, which allow disabled people and children to easily get in and out, as well as specially equipped bathrooms for the handicapped.

The trains will be able to transport over 400 passengers. The staff who will serve the passengers are currently being trained in different countries to meet European rail standards.

Photo: Georgian Railway

24 July 2016 10:19