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Foreign railway companies to keep contracts with Iran 11 Jun 2018

Foreign railway companies to keep contracts with Iran

Railway official Hossein Ashouri said Mon. that despite US sanctions, foreign railway companies have officially announced their decision to remain committed to their agreements with Iran. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Vice President of Operation and International Transportation at Railways of Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI), Hossein Ashouri, said he has no concerns over the implementation […]

615 worn-out passenger wagons scrapped in a year 29 May 2018

615 worn-out passenger wagons scrapped in a year

TEHRAN – Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR) scrapped 615 worn-out passenger wagons last year, IRNA reported on Monday quoting an IRIR official. According to Mojtaba Tafaghodi, IRIR’s deputy director for fleet affairs, by doing so the average age of the IRIR’ fleet of passenger wagons fell by about 10 years, and according to plans, […]

10 railway stations inaugurated in a year 26 May 2018

10 railway stations inaugurated in a year

TEHRAN- The managing director of Iran’s Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC) announced that 10 railway stations were inaugurated in the country during the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), IRNA reported. Kheirollah Khademi put the cost of constructing those stations at over 350 billion rials (about $83.33 million). “Some other […]

Electrification project in Iran not subject to US sanctions 22 May 2018

Electrification project in Iran not subject to US sanctions

The state railroad monopoly Russian Railways considers its project on the electrification of the railway in Iran completely civilian and not subject to US sanctions, the company’s CEO Oleg Belozerov said in an interview with Sputnik before the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russian Railways has signed a contract and is preparing for the electrification of the […]

Garmsar–Incheboron railway electrification project underway 16 May 2018

Garmsar–Incheboron railway electrification project underway

TEHRAN- The project for electrification of Garmsar–Incheboron railway to the length of 495 kilometers, linking Garmsar in the north-central province of Semnan to Incheboron in the northeastern province of Golestan, is being implemented. The project will be financed by Russia and will be operated through cooperation of Russian and Iranian companies. It includes supplying fleet […]

Transit of goods via railway to reach 3m tons by March 2019 08 May 2018

Transit of goods via railway to reach 3m tons by March 2019

TEHRAN- Transit of goods via Iran’s railway network is planned to reach three million tons in the current Iranian calendar year (which ends on March 20, 2019), according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI). Some 1.58 million tons of goods have been transited via Iranian railways in the past calendar year, […]

Indians to invest $2 billion in Iran’s port, railways 17 Feb 2018

Indians to invest $2 billion in Iran’s port, railways

Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, who is accompanying President Rouhani on his trip to India, announced on Saturday that Indians have expressed their initial agreement to invest $ 2 billion in Iran’s ports and railways. Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi said that Indians have expressed their initial agreement […]

Iran, South Korea Sign Contract to Build 450 Railway Wagons 02 Dec 2017

Iran, South Korea Sign Contract to Build 450 Railway Wagons

TEHRAN – Iran and South Korea signed a contract on Saturday to jointly manufacture railbuses for public transportation in suburban Tehran. The contract was signed during a ceremony in the Iranian capital, Tehran, attended by Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi. According to the terms of the agreement, an Iranian-Korean consortium will […]

Iranian railway development needs $28b investment 26 Nov 2017

Iranian railway development needs $28b investment

TEHRAN- Development of Iran’s railway requires $28 billion investment, Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced on Saturday. Saying that development of railway transportation is emphasized by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the minister stated that not only does railway transportation lead to economizing on fuel consumption, it boosts safety as well. He went on to say that […]

Railway cargo transport to commence between Iran, Azerbaijan in late Nov. 15 Oct 2017

Railway cargo transport to commence between Iran, Azerbaijan in late Nov.

TEHRAN – Azerbaijani Railways (ADY)’ chairman said ADY is preparing for the beginning of rail freight transportation in the direction of Iran, ABC.AZ reported on Friday. According to Javid Gurbanov, a container terminal in Iranian Astara is expected to open in late November. “Trains in the direction of Astara (Azerbaijan) – Astara (Iran) will begin […]