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Tbilisi in Wikipedia

Tbilisi is built in a hilly area, traditionally served by cable car lines. This evidently made the city so suitable for an underground train system that the requirement of 1 million inhabitants was set aside at an early stage. Tbilisi crossed the formal population threshold only in the late 1970s. Construction was started in 1952. The system opened to the public on 11th December 1966, making it the fourth underground train system in the USSR.

It is not clear if the Tbilisi metro has a logo. Several sources show a red M in a tunnel shape or a circle. However, these logos do not appear on the trains, stations, metro maps or web pages. Stations often use a simple red M on the outside, but this may be a holdover of the Soviet era. Some of the tokens show the city seal. While this symbol is used by the city, its use on the tokens is probably just to indicate that they are for use in Tbilisi, as in a number of other CIS cities that use an symbol or the coat of arms of the city.

Tbilisi city seal.jpg

A detailed description of the seal of the city of Tbilisi is given in Wikipedia.

Tbilisi Metro in Wikipedia

Tbilisi, Georgia
GET01.jpg
Filename GET01
Side 1 M logo, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН
Side 2 M logo, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН
Manufacture brass plated steel
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams)
Notes Based on Moscow token. It was used from April 1992 to July 1, 1992.
Source Kozhara
GET02.jpg
Filename GET02
Side 1 M logo, თბილისი Tbilisi
Side 2 M logo, თბილისი Tbilisi
Manufacture copper-zinc
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams)
Notes It was used from November 2, 1992 to January 6, 1994.
Source Kozhara
GET03.jpg
Filename GET03
Side 1 მ logo, თბილისი Tbilisi
Side 2 მ logo, თბილისი Tbilisi
Manufacture black plastic, magnetic
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams)
Notes It was used from January 6, 1994 to February 1, 1997.
Source Kozhara
GET04.jpg
Filename GET04
Side 1 მ logo, მეტროპოლიტენში მგზავრობისათვის. For traveling in the subway.
Side 2 City seal. თბილისი. Tbilisi
Manufacture red plastic.
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams)
Notes It was used from February 1, 1997 for adults, from March 1, 2008 for students. Manufactured in Kharkov, Ukraine.

GET04 varieties

Source Kozhara
GET05.jpg
Filename GET05
Side 1 მ logo, მეტროპოლიტენში მგზავრობისათვის. For traveling in the subway.
Side 2 City seal. თბილისი. Tbilisi
Manufacture yellow plastic.
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams)
Notes It has been used since March 1, 2008 for adults. Manufactured in Kharkov, Ukraine.

GET05 varieties

Source Kozhara
GET06.jpg
Filename GET06
Side 1 მ logo, მეტროპოლიტენში მგზავრობისათვის. For traveling in the subway.
Side 2 City seal. თბილისი. Tbilisi
Manufacture blue plastic.
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams)
Notes It was used from March 1, 2008 for pensioners. Manufactured in Kharkov, Ukraine.

GET06 varieties

Source Kozhara