Iran opens first section of railway link to Chabahar port

Iran has launched a first section of a key rail link to Chabahar, its only ocean port on the Sea of Oman.


Iran’s two-month passenger rail transport up 63% YOY

A total of 4.4 million passengers were transported via railroads in Iran during the first two months of the current Iranian year (started March 21) to register a 63% increase compared with the corresponding period of last year, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development reported.


Iran adds 312 wagons, 7 locomotives to national railway fleet

Iranian railway fleet received 319 domestically-made wagons and locomotives worth 94.6 trillion rials (about $34 million) in a ceremony on Monday.


Annual railway transit via Iran tops 1.9 million tons

Transit of goods through Iran’s railway network stood at 1.913 million tons in the past Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20), to register a new record high, the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) announced.


Iran, Kazakhstan launch KTI rail transit corridor

Iran and Kazakhstan have officially launched a rail transit link that will boost cargo transportation between Asia and Europe.


Iran plans to make locomotives in partnership with Siemens, GM

Iran plans to set up joint ventures with major global manufacturers of locomotives, including the General Electric and Siemens, as part of plans to expand its railways.


Iran, Iraq agree to accelerate Basra-Shalamcheh railway project

Acceleration of Basra-Shalamcheh railway project, joining Iran to Iraq, was one of the main agendas of a Sunday meeting between Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

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Kazakhstan sends first railway cargo to Iran

The first freight train from Kazakhstan entered Iran on Sunday through Incheboron international railroad, carrying coal.


Afghanistan to launch first passenger rail service to Iran

Afghanistan says it will launch its first passenger train to Iran this year, following on a landmark rail service which opened between the two neighbors last month.


Iran, Turkey sign accords for Pakistan, China railway link

Iran and Turkey have signed three documents to expand transnational rail services linking them to Pakistan, Afghanistan and China, an official says.