metro and tramway
metro opened in 1966. Currently, Line one consists of 21 km and 16
stations. Line 2 is 7.5 km with 6 stations. The system is run by the
Upravlenie Passajirskogo Transporta and is mostly underground, with the
exception of Didube and Elektrodepo stations on Line 1. The Tbilisi
metro is known for it's
widespread petty theft,
But, who knows?
former policeman blew himself up with a homemade bomb at the station.
No one was injured, and in order to passify commuters, free burgers
Using the Tbilisi metro
Excellent page (Russian)
Bizarre subway portal
Photos thanks to Dave Spencer
Excellent photo tour of stations from Peter Donn
Tbili's tramway opened in1883 and consists of 53.9 km. In 2004, due to
financial problems, Tbilisi killed it's tram lines with the exception
of one from Avchala to Saraijshvili.. All will be replaced
with trolleybuses, with the more than century old rail and
the rolling stock sold for scrap.
In 2010, an agreement with Systra to construct a 15 km tram line to the University indicated a 2014 opening, along with the possibility of several additional lines serving the former Central station and the airport. An odd and mysterious note: Systra engineer Stephan Cohen was murdered in his hotel room while in Tbilis