loading...
5 Novoafonskaia Cave: The Only Cave that Got a Metro Line in It

Novoafonskaia Cave: The Only Cave that Got a Metro Line in It

Posted on January 22, 2015 by tim


So Novoafonskaia cave in Abkhazia is that large that it really has  got a metro train line serving it. It is a pretty recently discovered cave – it first came to public attention in 1961. Then in 1980s it became popular Soviet tourism destination. In order to reach the most interesting parts of this natural cave they have made a manmade tunnel with a real subway train – but smaller in size – to bring the tourists directly in the interesting part without walking for long under ground. Want to see this? Thanks to the photographer Igor Litviski who went there and took the photos we can virtually take a trip inside this natural wonder too. On a train. Let’s go:

So that’s a train. This car on front that people are sitting on isn’t a luggage cart but a huge battery which powers this train. It also pushes the cars so its a train’s head.

So all seated and time to go.

This is a first underground station. People start leaving the train to join the guided tour groups that start here.

Metro system is sealed from other parts of a cave by this secure door.

And here the journey starts.

There are passages thru all the route.

Advertisement


5 Responses to “Novoafonskaia Cave: The Only Cave that Got a Metro Line in It”

  1. Erik says:

    Great pictures Igor
    Thank you

  2. Alain says:

    Well, not so : Postojna caves in Slovenia also have a train/metro line for tourists to reach them (since 1872 !)…

  3. Mister Twister says:

    Expected a Metro line, but got pleasantly surprised.

  4. Rocknocker says:

    No so indeed. Al Hoota cave in Oman also has a train: http://www.alhootacave.com/index.html

  5. matjaz says:

    Hello

    yes…i am from Slovenia …please look at this:
    http://www.postojnska-jama.eu/en/about-the-cave/the-only-cave-with-a-double-track-railway/

    regards, Matjaz

Leave a Reply