Akhmeteli–Varketili Line

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Akhmeteli–Varketili Line
Akhmetelis Teatri
Sarajishvili
Guramishvili
Ghrmaghele
Didube
Gotsiridze
Nadzaladevi
Sadguris Moedani I
Marjanishvili
Rustaveli
Tavisuplebis Moedani
Avlabari
Samasi Aragveli
Isani
Samgori
Varketili

The Akhmeteli-Varketili Line (Georgian: ახმეტელი-ვარკეთილის ხაზი) (formerly known as Didube-Samgori and Gldani-Varketili) is a line of the Tbilisi Metro. The line was part of the first stage of the Metro and currently cuts the city on a north-south axis. The line currently has 16 stations and 19.6 kilometres of track.

History[edit]

Segment Date opened
Didube-Rustaveli January 11, 1966
Rustaveli-300 Aragveli November 6, 1966
300 Aragveli-Samgori May 5, 1971
Samgori-Varketili November 9, 1985
Didube-Guramishvili November 16, 1985
Guramishvili-Akhmetelis Teatri January 7, 1989

Name changes[edit]

Station Previous name(s) Years
Akhmetelis teatri Gldani 1989-1992
Guramishvili TEVZ 1985-1992
Nadzaladevi Oktomberi 1966-1992
Tavisuplebis Moedani Leninis Moedani 1967-1992
Avlabari 26 Komisari 1967-1992

Transfers[edit]

# Transfer to At
2 Saburtalo Line Sadguris Moedani

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is served by the Nadzladevi depot (№1), currently 19 four carriage trains are assigned to it. A mix of Е, Еzh3, Еma-502, Еm-508T as well as the newer 81-714.5, 81-717.5. All of the trains are undergoing major repairs and there is also a large carriage reserve park.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]

Because some of the stations have been operative for over four decades, as well as neglect caused by the lack of funding during the 1990s, most of them require a major facelift and some severe repairs on hydroisolation and structure. Recently there has been progress in both directions. There are unconfirmed proposals of additional proposals, but so far Tbilisi has other projects to be realised.