New Athos Cave Railway
|New Athos Cave Railway|
New Athos subway train, built in Moscow.
|Opened||4 July 1975|
|Owner||New Athos Cave|
|Rolling stock||3 trains|
|Line length||1.291 km (0.802 mi)|
|Number 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; 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).
Opened in 1975, it has a length of 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) and three stations,two of the trains are Soviet built tourist trains and the third is a newly built Latvian Ep 563. Since 2014 this has been only train in use. One of the tourist trains was modernized in 2005 in Moscow and based at Zal Apsny station for doubling the Ep 563 train in case of malfunction. Another tourist train is based at the depot.
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
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- "Новый Афон — метрополитен в пещере (New Athos - a subway in a cave)". Retrieved 11 July 2006.