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Russia Ready to Electrify Tehran-Tabriz Railway

Russian Railways is ready to help electrify Tehran-Tabriz railway to connect the Iranian capital to the northwestern city, First Vice President of the Russian Railways Operator Alexander Misharin said. This issue was discussed today with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) Saeed Mohammadzadeh, Misharin added, the Tass news agency reported on […]

Iran Plans to Lease New Train Cars from Europe

Iran’s state-run railway company is in talks with a number of European companies to lease brand-new train cars, an official said. The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, known as RAJA at home, is proceeding with business negotiations with a number of European companies on leasing train cars, which are mostly new and are expected to […]

Hamedan-Tehran Railway Starts Operation

President Rouhani ordered Hamedan-Tehran railway to start operation, a 276km project that has been completed with $258m credit. At the opening ceremony that was held on Monday morning, Dr Rouhani travelled a distance by the train and officially opened the railway. The President entered Hamedan province last night and was welcomed by the Governor General […]

RZD International signs €1.2bn Iran Electrification Deal

RZD International and Islamic Republic of Iran Railways signed the contract for the Garmsar–Inche Bouroun Railway Line Electrification. In the framework of the visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani  to Moscow “RZD International” LLC and JSC “Islamic Republic of Iran Railways” signed the Contract for electrification of the Garmsar – […]

Iran, Russia Finalize Deal on Production of Railroad Cars

The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Transmashholding, Russia’s largest company on the railway machine-building market, finalized a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in production of railroad cars. The cooperation agreement was finalized during the talks in Moscow between an Iranian delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines, and […]

Chinese firms help to update Tehran Metro

By John Lee. According to Tehran Times, the Chinese military-affiliated Norinco International won a 93 million euro ($100 million) contract to manufacture 70 subway cars for the Tehran Metro. The cars will be sold to Tehran Wagon Manufacturing Co., a joint venture formed between Norinco, with a 29% stake, together with Tehran’s official subway operator, […]

India Seeking Rail Link with Iran, Turkey

Indian Railways is considering the possibility of building a transcontinental rail freight service that would connect India with Iran and Turkey, a report said. The ambitious plan is expected to be a real boon to the Asia Pacific region’s people and business, India’s Business Today website reported. It is expected to bring about a major boost […]

Railroad Connecting Iran, Azerbaijan Comes into Operation

A railroad connecting Iran’s northern city of Astara to its namesake in the Azerbaijan Republic was tested and put into operation temporarily. The railroad, which is part of the Rasht-Astara railroad project, became operational concurrent with an official visit of Azeri President Ilham Aliyev to Iran on Sunday. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Aliyev arrived in […]

Iran-Azerbaijan Railroad to Open in Coming Months

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that a railroad connecting Iran’s northern city of Astara to Azerbaijan Republic’s Astara is planned to come into operation in coming months. Various efforts have been made in the current Iranian administration to facilitate and improve the activities of the two countries’ merchants, Vaezi said […]

Iran, Kyrgyzstan to Reduce Rail Transport Tariffs

By John Lee. Iran and Kyrgyzstan have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing rail transport tariffs between the two countries. The document was signed on Tuesday by Ebrahim Mohammadi, the deputy director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR), and Arman Sultanov, the deputy president of Kyrgyz Railway (KTJ). In December, the two […]