||Sadguris Moedani I|
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.
|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|
|Tavisuplebis Moedani||Leninis Moedani||1967-1992|
|2||Saburtalo Line||Sadguris Moedani|
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
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.