YEREVAN, May 27. / ARKA /. The South Caucasus Railways (SCR), a Russian-owned company operating Armenia’s railroads, began selling tickets for its passenger trains travelling between Armenia’s capital city and Batumi, a popular sea resort on the Black Sea coast of neighbouring Georgia.
The daily trains will begin running from June 15. Tickets can be purchased at railways stations in Yerevan, Vanadzor, Gyumri, Armavir, as well as online by visiting the company’s official website at www.ukzhd.am. The travel time from Yerevan to Batumi and back is about 16 hours.
The cost of tickets did not change if compared to last year, the company said. It also said the passenger train cars fully meet the technical, sanitary and safety requirements.
According to the statistics, the number of passengers carried by trains increased by 532 % from 2008- from 8,600 to 46,000 in 2013.
The South Caucasus Railways is run by Russian Railways. The concessional agreement was concluded in 2008 for 30 years, with a right of extension for another 20 years after the first 20 years of operation. -0-