On Wednesday, purchase agreement has been signed on bringing of double-decker trains in Georgia.
The agreement has been signed by Peter Shpuler, founder of Stadler and Mamuka Bakhtadaze, general director of Georgian Railway. Double-decker train of 102 m length and 5240 m height totally suits to the demands of Georgian Railway. The train can transport over 400 travelers simultaneously. Experts of German Deutsche Bahn, as well as Georgians, have worked on the technical parameters. Georgian Railway expects the first train on July 17.
STADLER’s passenger trains are in line of the European standards, equipped with the modern safety standards. This train is the first in Georgian reality, which should be entirely adjusted to the needs of disabled entities. According to Georgian Railway, all double-decker trains will run from Tbilisi to Black Sea coast without stopping. The train will only stop at the stations of coastal resorts, such as Batumi, Kobuleti and Ureki. To note, acquisition of 4 trains are planned, which total budget is 39,8 million EUR.