I have reason to get to Chiatura from Tbilisi tomorrow but as usual for Georgia it's not easy to get the details on how best to do it.
I was warned by my friend in Chiatura that snowy winter conditions could cause some problems.
I can see on Google Maps that there is a train station in Chiatura but can't see how or if it's connected to Tbilisi. Perhaps it's for freight for the Chiatura manganese mines?
What trains or marshrutkas operate between Tbilisi and Chiatura? How much time does each take? How much does each cost? What time are departures? Will winter conditions make one or the other more trouble?