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Iran’s Roads Minister Wins Vote of Confidence

Iranian lawmakers on Sunday gave a vote of confidence to Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who had been impeached for a tragic train crash that killed dozens of people in November 2016. Akhoundi took the podium at the parliament on Sunday to respond to the questions of the MPs attending the impeachment […]

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Nakhchivan-Mashhad Direct Passenger Train Service Launched

A direct passenger train service has been launched between Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad and Azerbaijan’s landlocked region of Nakhchivan. The service was launched in a ceremony attended by the heads of the joint economic commissions of Iran and Azerbaijan. Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s minister of communication and information technology, who is also the co-chairman of […]

Iraq to link Rail Network with Iran

By John Lee. Iraq‘s state-run Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR) announced on Tuesday that it plans to link its rail network to that of neighbouring Iran. IRR Information Director Abdul Sattar Mohsen told Anadolu Agency that Iraqi and Iranian officials had already held several meetings to discuss the project. He added that several international companies had […]

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Iran, Russia sign $2.5bn Construction, Energy Deals

By John Lee. Trade Arabia reports that Russia and Iran have signed a $2.5-billion deal on construction of a thermal power plant in southern Iran and electrification of a railway line. The power station is to be built in Bandar Abbas, while the railway line connects the towns of Garmsar and Incheborun. The countries also […]

Railroad Chief Resigns over Fatal Train Crash

Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Mohsen Pourseyyed Aqaei resigned after a train crash that killed 45 people in the province of Semnan on Friday, offering an apology to the nation for the deadly incident. Speaking to IRIB news on Saturday night, Pourseyyed Aqaei said the Minister of Road and Urban Development […]

Iran, Germany to build 2000 Rail Cars

By John Lee. The Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) plans to build 2,000 railway wagons jointly with a German company, according to AzerNews. IRNA News quotes IDRO executive Fardad Daliri as saying that Iran’s investment in the construction of the wagons will amount to 55 percent and they will be used in […]

German Railway Operator Says Keen to Contribute to NSTC

A leading German railway company has expressed willingness to use the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and begin delivering goods from Europe to Iran through the Azerbaijan Republic. Representatives of German railway operator Deutsche Bahn said they were interested in use of NSTC, which is expected to provide a faster and more efficient trade connectivity […]

Siemens to Supply Iran with 50 Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Germany’s Siemens has signed an agreement with Iranian power and infrastructure group MAPNA to supply components for 50 diesel-electric locomotives to Iran, a report said. Under the contract, Siemens will deliver the components, which will be assembled in Karaj, Iran’s fourth-largest city, Business Recorder reported. The deal was signed during an official visit of German […]

Iran talks with Siemens for Train Car Production

Iran’s private sector has begun negotiations with Siemens engineering company in Austria for manufacturing train cars inside Iran, an official said. Iran has the capacity for local production of train cars, Deputy Industry Minister Mojtaba Khosrotaj told Tasnim on Saturday, when asked about the latest status of car imports from Russia. There are grounds for […]

Swiss Firm to Develop Iran Transport Hub

Iran’s Perse Transport Bar and Switzerland’s TransInvest Holding signed a deal to jointly develop a dry port in the vicinity of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Called Aprin Dry Port, the facility will connect Iran’s port cities to the capital and will act as the country’s central cargo train intersection. “We are trying to turn the […]