YEREVAN, August 18. /ARKA/. "Armenia" brand train of CJSC "South Caucasus Railway" has transported 30,575 passengers on Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan route since running, SCR reports Saturday.
This figure is 18.9% higher than in 2011, when in the period from 15 June to 16 August 25,705 passengers were carried.
Overall, in the period from 1 June to 16 August 39,005 tickets of the brand train "Armenia" were sold, which is 27.3% above last year's 30,646 tickets.
However, only in the period from the 1st to the 16th of August 14, 487 passengers were transported (up 35.9% compared to the same period last year) and 10,893 tickets sold (up 57.7%).
On the average, since August almost 1,000 passengers are daily carried in destination Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan.
Passengers flow increased due to SCR consequentially flexible tariff policy and policies to improve the quality of passenger service and comfort level in trains. Measures are taken to upgrade the rolling stock on the railway, as well as expanding the list of services, increasing the speed of trains.
South Caucasus Railways, a 100-percent subsidiary of Russian Railways, runs Armenian Railway.
Armenian Railways was handed over to the South Caucasus Railways on February 13, 2008 for 30-year concession management with a right to prolong the management term for other 10 years.-0-