Rehabilitation of the Armenian Railway Infrastructure

  • Country: Armenia
  • Mode: Rail
  • Investment Volume: € 915 million
  • Project status: Priority

Geographical Description

The whole project is part of the West –East railway corridor, 180 km (Turkish border-Georgian border-Azeri border)

map Armenia Rail 01

Technical Description

Activity 1

•         Rehabilitation of the existing rail link Yerevan-Tbilisi

Activity 2

•         Complete reopening of Hrazdan – Ijevan section (constructed in 1984,    partially operating, nearly 2 km of landslide zone)

Activity 3

      •         Construction of new rail link Vanadzor – Fioletovo

Economic Description / Assessment

Rehabilitation of section Georgian border-Yerevan

OPTION “A”

Complete renewal of 101 km of track equipment, with few changes in the layout. Rehabilitation of the infrastructures.                                                  

Total amount of costs for rehabilitation works: € 647,7 million

 

OPTION “B”

Complete renewal of 60 km of track equipment, with few changes in the layout. Rehabilitation of the infrastructures.

Total amount of costs for rehabilitation works: € 475 million

 

Hrazdan – Ijevan section

•         Landslide arrangements

•         Overpass in Agartev River

•         Tunnel under Agartsin (Kuybyshevo) village

•         New line trough Agartsin (Kuybyshevo) village

Other interventions

•         8 bridges and 10 tunnels to be rehabilitated (total cost: € 8 million)

•         Track equipment and signaling system renewal

complete renewal:

€ 176,5 million

partial renewal in the section with landslide and general overhaul:

€ 121,85 million

 

New rail link Vanadzor – Fioletovo

Total estimated cost: € 200 million (€ 5 million per km)

Other involved Parties

Institutional Framework

Ministry of Transport and Communication of RA / "South Caucasus Railways" SJSC-SCR