In the nearest future Akhalkalaki will have a fascinating and European standard building of modern architecture designed by the world-famous German architect, Jurgen Mayer.
The station will provide as freight, as well as, passenger traffic.
The newest, up-to-date trains will run in Baku-Tbilisi-Istanbul railway direction.
A train of this type is characterized with one unique feature: uninterrupted change of track gauge. As you are well aware, great part of Georgian territory is covered by a Soviet-type railway track, but from Akhalkalki a narrower, European-type railway line is under construction, what means that the train will need averagely 2 hours for the change of the wheel-set. Talgo coaches provide uninterrupted running of the trains without losing time for bogie-changing.
RAILWAY STATIONS, BRIDGES
Within the scope of Marabda-Kartsakhi railway the construction of 155 m length Kirbulakhi bridge has commenced. The construction is under responsibility of Georgian company “Khidi” LLC and it should be mentioned that after the breakdown of the Soviet Union this will be the first railway bridge to be constructed in Georgia.
Kartsakhi will be connected to Turkey by the tunnel with 4,4 km length.
35 bridges are being overhauled and constructed over the new railway line in order to make the railway safer and more flexible.
International Railway Station of Akhalkalaki
We would like to present you the international railway station of Akhalkalaki – the territory of which accommodates buildings and structures, technical equipment, infrastructure and terminal building designed by a famous German architect – Yurgen Mayer. Akhalkalaki international railway station is the major railway hub of the region, which totally complies with modern standards. The station is located 1800 m above sea level and its total area is 102 ha.