Tbilisi Metro Information
Characteristic to metro networks in the USSR, the Tbilisi metro, too, was well decorated and aesthetically beautiful. It was infact, the fourth metro network to open in the region, in the year 1966. Extremely convenient for the people of Tbilisi, Georgia, the metro network boasted an annual ridership of nearly 100 million. The entire network, comprises of just 2 lines that serves 22 stations. It is not a very large metro network, yet it meets the demands of the people in a very efficient manner. To be precise, the track length is just 27.1 km. A company called, the Tbilisi Transport Company is responsible for its operations, which began operations on the same year as the Tbilisi metro.
Tbilisi Metro Map
Map of Tbilisi Metro System showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also Download Tbilisi Metro Map PDF.
Tbilisi Metro Hours
The metro service starts operations at 6:00 am and runs until midnight. The frequency of trains during peak hours is 2-3 minutes, and at night times, it reaches upto 12 minutes.
For detailed information on the timings, along with the schedule, both line and station wise, you can visit the official website at: http://transiten.ttc.com.ge/?page=schedule
Tbilisi Metro Fare, Cards and Tickets
Riders can purchase a single journey ticket for 50 Tetri. In order to avail discounts, passengers can purchase Metromoney card. While using this card, the riders need to pay a first time travel fare of 50 Tetri, however, they can ride free of charge for the next one and a half hour, on either the metro or the bus. Changing to other means of transport during this time interval is also free of cost. The card costs 2 Lari can be purchased from offices located at metro stations and Rike-Narikala wire rope. It can also be purchased from express payment machines of ‘Bank of Georgia’. This card is not personalized and can be returned within duration of one month and the charge of 2 Lari is refunded.
Discounts are provided to people falling in various categories. Students, doctors, nurses, general practitioners, pediatricians, pensioners, social agents and workers associated with Tbilisi service centers of social service agency, employees of professional educational institutions, employees of public comprehensive institutions, social agents and social workers, are offered the metro and bus tickets at the rate of 20 Tetri.
People who are visually impaired, students of comprehensive schools, veterans of military forces, veterans of World War II, family members of veterans who died in World War II, Site inspectors of Tbilisi department of Ministry of Internal Affairs, can travel on the metro and bus for free.
For all the information on the fares, tickets and cards available, you can visit the official website at: http://ttc.com.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=54
Tbilisi Metro Parking
The Tbilisi metro offers, park and ride facilities to its passengers. Parking lots are located close to the stations and generally, vehicles can be parked there for free. However, there are certain parking lots, where a nominal parking fee is collected.
Tbilisi Metro Rules and Tips
The metro provides a fast and convenient way to travel around the city. Most of the metro stations are underground and are beautifully decorated. The information displayed at stations and inside metro is either in Georgian or English. The metro stations offer park and ride facility. Some stations also provide free parking.
Tbilisi Metro Lines
Currently the Tbilisi Metro System consists of two lines, with 20 metro stations built underground and 2 above the surface level. Each line is identified by its own, assigned color.
● Tbilisi Metro Line 1 – Line 1 was opened in 1966 and the length of the route is 19.6km. It serves 16 stations, between Akhmeteli and Varketili. As it runs through many historic sites, this line is heavily used by the tourists.
The names of the 16 stations are; Akhmetelis Teatri, Sarajishvili, Guramishvili, Ghrmaghele, Didube, Gotsiridze, Nadzaladevi, Sadguris Moedani 1, Marjanishvili, Rustaveli, Tavisuplebis Moedani, Avlabari, Samasi Aragveli, Isani, Samgori and Varketili.
● Tbilisi Metro Line2 – Line 2 was opened in 1979 and the length of the route is 6.8km. It serves 6 stations and the metro train runs between Vagzlis Moedani and Delisi. In 2000, the line was extended further. Just as Line 1 runs through historic sites, Line 2 covers a substantial percentage of the residential area of Tbilisi.
The six stations that line 2 serves are; Sadguris Moedani 1, Tsereteli, Teknikuri Universiteti, Sameditsino Universiteti, Delisi and Vazha-Pshavela.
Tbilisi Metro Line 3 is under construction and the length of the route is 5 km. According to plan, the line is set to serve 5 stations and the metro train is proposed to run between Rustaveli and Vazisubani. The dates of completion of line 3 are still not known.
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