South Caucasus Railway signs agreement with Georgian Railway company
YEREVAN, May 23. /ARKA/. The South Caucasus Railway signed an agreement with the Georgian Railway about a wide range of cooperation issues on international traffic between Armenia and Georgia, the press office of the South Caucasus Railway reported.
The signing of the agreement took place as part of the 60th meeting of the CIS rail transport council held in Astana on May 6-7.
The sides agreed on the procedures for transfer of wagons, cargos and containers at transfer stations, coordination of terms and timetables, and etc.
The agreement places a special focus on arrangements during accidents, breakdowns and emergencies. The sides agreed to provide mutual assistance, ie. Repair trains, cranes, firefighting means, pilot engines, special repair teams and medical staff.
A joint railway commission will be set up for settling the issues relating to implementation of the agreement. The commission will be headed by deputy directors from both sides.
South Caucasus Railway, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, runs Armenian Railway, which was handed over to the South Caucasus Railway on February 13, 2008 for 30-year concession management with a right to prolong the management term for other 10 years. –0--