YEREVAN, September 20. / ARKA /. The South Caucasus Railways (SCR), a Russian-run company operating Armenia’s railroads, said in a press release today that it transported 52,000 passengers in the first eight months of 2012 by Yerevan-Tbilisi -Batumi trains, by almost 14 percent more from a year earlier.
According to a SCR press release, the passenger traffic outside and inside the country in August nearly doubled to 26,500 when compared to 2011 August. Overall, the company transported 371,000 passengers in January-August this year.
“The South Caucasus Railways is implementing a set of actions designed to increase the number of rail passenger. Particularly, it is upgrading its cars, improving the level of comfort and the quality of services in addition to increasing the speed of trains,’ the press release said.
South Caucasus Railways is a 100% subsidiary of state-run Russian Railways that was awarded a concesional management of SCR. The 30 year contract was signed in 2008. It can be prolonged for another 10 years. -0-