Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is in Motion?

In Motion is an art installation and series of performances on the Yerevan-Gyumri train, that will last for 4 days: from Thursday, October 29 until Sunday, November 1.

In Motion is curated by HAYP Pop Up Gallery, a nomadic gallery that sets up temporary exhibitions in unexpected places around Armenia. [Learn more about HAYP Pop Up Gallery]

Train enquiries

  • When and where can we see the art installation?

Our art installation is set up in two wagons of train A, and one wagon of train B. There is no art installation in train C.

You can see the installation from Thursday, October 29, to Sunday, November 1.

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  • What is the HAYP train schedule?    

The train will be running its normal schedule during HAYP’s In Motion exhibit.  Every day, the train goes from Yerevan to Gyumri at 7:55, 14:30 and 18:15, and from Gyumri to Yerevan at 8:25, 11:45 and 18:05.

Train schedule

  • How much does a one way train ticket cost?

Train tickets from Yerevan to Gyumri and vice versa are 1000AMD. You can buy your tickets directly on the train, or at the station. Reservations are not needed. Cash Only.

In Gyumri

  • What events are happening in Gyumri during In Motion?

Thursday, October 29

  • 17:40 The passengers of our opening train ride arrive in Gyumri. Upon arrival: short city tour starting at Gyumri train station. (Free event)
  • 18:00 Exhibition by Urban Design Lab Gyumri at Gallery 25. A project by Fine Art & Architecture students and Jan Doms (urban architect). (free event)
  • 19-23 Luys i Luso Immersive Installation & Tigran Hamasyan Performance at Italian Consulate (free event)

Friday, October 30

  • 19-23 Luys i Luso Immersive Installation at Italian Consulate  (free event)
  • 20:00 Lusine Sargsyan live at Gyumri Jazz Club (1000AMD, pay at entrance)

Saturday, November 30

  • 19-23 Luys i Luso Immersive Installation at Italian Consulate  (free event)

We encourage our HAYP passengers to stay overnight in Gyumri to make the most out of their journey!

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Walking in Gyumri. Credits: HAYP Pop Up Gallery

  • What else can I do in Gyumri?

During the day, we recommend visiting the city and the region! Our partner Shirak tours organize different tours (historical city tour, art tour… one for every taste!). Reservation is necessary: call them on 0312 53148.

There are also many museums and historical buildings to visit in Gyumri… and several restaurants that serve delicious food. Our train passengers will be given a “What to do in Gyumri” brochure upon boarding the train!

  • Where can stay?

If you want to stay overnight in Gyumri, we recommend staying at Villa Kars or at Berlin Art Hotel. Both places are stunning and unique creative experiences, and offer discount rates for “In Motion” participants. Another option is KASA Foundation youth hostel. Call them directly to reserve a room!

  • Berlin Art Hotel (50% discount on rooms) | 0312 57659
  • Villa Kars (40% discount on rooms) | 0105 61156
  • Kasa | 031256528 | +374 (0) 77301262
The courtyard at Villa Kars

The courtyard at Villa Kars. Credit: HAYP Pop Up Gallery

  • Are the events free? Do I need reservations?

Most events are free and do not require reservation beforehand. Free events: Luys i luso performance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Gallery 25 exhibition on Thursday.

The concert at Gyumri Jazz Club on Friday night is 1000AMD. Tickets are available at the door, but if you are planning on attending with a large group, reservations for tables can be made by calling 055 280280.

Performances on the train

  • When can I see performances in the train?

There will be “In Motion” performances on these 4 trains:

  1. Thursday, October 29, in the train leaving Yerevan at 07:55
  2. Friday, October 30, in the train leaving Yerevan at 14:30
  3. Saturday, October 31,in the train leaving Yerevan at 07:55
  4. Sunday, November 1, in the train leaving Gyumri at 11:45

Theater, contemporary dance, acoustic guitar, accordeon, latin american folk music… For the detailed program, click here.

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