The Georgian Railway is a vital artery linking the Black and the CaspianSeas and important part of the Euro-Asian Transportation Corridor - the shortest route between the Europe and the Central Asia, the north and the south. A concept of a rail-link between them originates back to the 30's of the 19th century, but its realization began only in 1865. In 1871 the railway operation on Poti- Kvirila (present Zestafoni) part was started and in 1872, October 10 the first passenger train from Poti arrived to Tbilisi. This vary date is regarded to be the "birthday" of the Georgian Railway.
The following are the primary directions of the activities of the “Georgian Railway” LLC: Service by the railway transport, passenger and freight traffic; research to discover new lines and targets; designing and constructing; deliberate utilization and management of the existing material assets.
Government of Georgia is the 100% share holder of the “Georgian railway” LLC. Its authorities are carried out by the legal entity under the public law - “the Enterprise Management Agency”. Privatization of shares and management of authorization is carried out by the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia.
The “Georgian Railway” LLC performs its activities in accordance with the Railway Code and the active legislation of Georgia.
The main goal of the “Georgian Railway” LLC is to expand profit from its entrepreneurial-commercial activities defined by its statute and active legislation.
The managing bodies of the “Georgian Railway” LLC are: The Assembly of Partners, Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors.
At the present moment the exploitation length of the mainline of the Georgian Railway is 1323.9 km. It includes 1422 bridges, 32 tunnels, 22 passenger and 114 freight stations.