Georgian Railways

Fire on Kutaisi-Batumi passenger train under investigation

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia are investigating a fire which broke out Sunday aboard a passenger train en route from Kutaisi to Batumi on the Black Sea. The blaze occurred near the village Khajalia. Although the train carriage was severely damaged, […]

Georgian Railways considering Tbilisi-Kutaisi airport train

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , |

Kutaisi airport. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Railways is considering creating a new train line connecting the airports in Tbilisi and Kutaisi, with regular departures. Spokesperson Dachi Tsaguria told Kutaisi Post that Georgian Railways is currently researching whether the new […]

Caucasus rail-link to help Iranian companies establish foothold in Europe

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Railway is in talks about increasing rail freight between Iran and Bulgaria through Georgia. The target group of the plan is Iranian investors looking to establish a foothold in the European market. Through using the railway connection […]

New Stadler KISS bilevel trains arrive in Tbilisi

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Youtube.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two Swiss-made bilevel trains have arrived in Georgia and will be servicing the Tbilisi-Batumi line starting later this month. The bilevel train cars are manufactured by Stadler and arrived in Tbilisi yesterday. A spokesperson for Georgian Railway […]

Cancelled trains in western Georgia

By | July 4th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

The trains are cancelled due to infrastructure work between Ureki and Supsa. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several trains will be cancelled in western Georgia the next few days due to ongoing work between Supsa and Ureki. All tracks in Supsa and tracks connecting Ureki and Supsa will be closed from 06:00 on July 5 to 06:00 on July 6, according […]

Georgian rail workers go on strike

By | November 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Georgian rail workers are on strike. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Employees of the Georgian railway went on strike this week demanding overtime compensation, new salary rules and a so-called 13th salary payment. A new trade union for railway workers has been set up, headed by Vitaly Giorgadze and deputy […]

Railway strike called off in Georgia

By | November 17th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The railway workers achieved a signed deal with Georgian Railway and have called off the strike. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two thousand railway workers in Georgia ended their strike yesterday, after successful negotiations with the company. Talks between workers and the Georgian Railway management board lasted for six hours and all three demands the workers brought with […]

Two thousand railway workers on strike in Georgia

By | November 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Two thousand railway workers went on strike in Georgia Thursday, demanding overtime pay, bonus system and entitlements. The workers on strike have three main demands: compensation for overtime, a transparent system for award payments and to have […]

Georgian Railway director charged with embezzlement of USD 40 mill

By | May 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The unit to combat financial fraud in Georgia has charged Irakli Ezugbaia, the former head of Georgian Railway, of appropriation and embezzlement of state money. He is not in Georgia but has been sentenced in absentia to pretrial detention. His […]

Rail workers on strike in Khashuri

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Around 800 rail workers in Khashuri in central Georgia went on strike Wednesday,demanding increased salaries and to restore benefits which they used to have years ago. There are no staff available on the railway section between Zestaponi further west […]

Georgia postpones LSE listing for state railways

By | May 24th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia once again has postponed placing shares of the state-owned Georgian Railway on London Stock Exchange. The debut should have been on May 24, but the government has again decided to postpone it. Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri said that […]

Georgian Railway soon goes live on LSE

By | May 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgian Railway is nearer to going live on London Stock Exchange. Georgia’s Economy Ministry confirms the listing, previously reported by DF Watch, and says the government currently is studying the situation on stock exchanges to make sure that […]

Strict rules leave rail passengers in Tbilisi for the holidays

By | April 17th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Saturday morning, the day before Easter, there is a large crowd at the railway station in Tbilisi. All of them have bags of luggage and are trying to find their tickets for the train or are buying them. The Easter holiday lasts four days in Georgia […]

Privatization will not mean losing control, government guarantees

By | September 9th, 2011|Categories: Europe, News|Tags: , , |

As Georgia makes a new push to find more investors who will have a stake in its most strategically important assets, like the post and railways, the state will keep a controlling share of the stocks. Chair of the financial budgetary committee, Zurab Melikishvili, made the promise today during a debate in parliament about a new [...]