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China Proposes High-Speed Rail Link to Iran

The Chief Engineer of China Railway Corporation has proposed a ‘Silk Road’ high-speed railway connecting China to West Asia via Central Asia, through to Tehran. Fars News Agency reports that He Huawu’s proposed route was from China’s Urumqi and Yining to Almaty in Kazakhstan, then to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Ashgabat […]

Russia to Build $1.2bn Electric Rail Line in Iran

By John Lee. Iran said on Thursday that it plans to award a $1.2-billion electric train project to Russia. Abbas Akhundi (pictured), Iran’s minister of roads and urban development, told reporters that the new service will connect Garmsar in eastern Tehran to the border town of Incheh Borun in the northeastern Golestan province. The proposal […]