New Athos Cave Railway
|New Athos Cave Railway|
New Athos Subway train at Anakopea station platform
|Locale|| New Athos
|Opening||4 July 1975|
|Owner||New Athos Cave|
|Rolling stock||3 trains|
|Line length||1.291 km (0.802 mi)|
|No. of tracks||Single track|
|Track gauge||914 mm (3 ft)|
|Electrification||300 V DC|
|Operating speed||30 km/h (19 mph)|
New Athos Cave Railway (Abkhaz: Афон Ҿыц аҳаҧытә метро; Georgian: ახალი ათონის საგამოქვაბულო რკინიგზა; Russian: Новоафонская пещерная железная дорога), also knowns as New Athos Subway, is an underground electric railroad serving the New Athos Cave, in the town of New Athos, Georgia (Abkhazia).
It was opened in 1975, has a length of 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) and counts 3 stations. The train "Turist" was built at RVR wagon plant (Riga) and has six wagons five of which are usable by passengers (90 passengers overall). It uses 914 mm (3 ft) gauge. There are two trains of which only one is currently in use and was reconstructed in 2005 in Moscow.
The line is a single track and electrified narrow gauge railway. It starts at the entrance of the caves, nearby Psyrtscha station of the Abkhazian railway. From the "Entrance Gate" station, it reaches two cave halls: "Apsny Hall" (or Abkhazia) and "Anakopea Hall". Apsny station serves to lead the tourists at the beginnings of the show cave, and Anakopea to bring them back to the entrance gate, at the end of the tour. The line counts a depot just before Entrance station, and a service tunnel between it and Apsny.
|Entrance Gate||Входные Ворота
| Link to Abkhazian railway at the nearby station of Psyrtscha
|Hall Apsny (Abkhazia)||Зал Апсны
|Hall Anakopea||Зал Анакопия
- Abkhazia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
- New Athos Cave Railway at metro-novyafon.narod.ru
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- "Новый Афон — метрополитен в пещере (New Athos - a subway in a cave)". Retrieved 11 July 2006.