Iran starts another phase of Caspian Sea-Persian Gulf rail line
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 /Trend M. Moezzi/
Work started on the railway connecting the Iranian cities of Shiraz, Bushehr and Assaluyeh, the Tarabar News website reports.
The 450-kilometers project will connect the Persian Gulf port of Bushehr to the national railway.
The Shiraz, Bushehr, Asaluyeh line is another phase in Iran's plans to connect the Capsian Sea in the north to the Persian Gulf in the south.
The Trans-Iranian Railway was a major railway building project started in 1927 and completed in 1938, under the direction of the Persian monarch, Reza Shah, and entirely with indigenous capital.
It links the capital Tehran with the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea. The railway connected Bandar Shah (now: Bandar Torkaman) in the north and Bandar Shahpur (now: Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni) in the south via Ahvaz, Ghom and Tehran.
During the land reforms implemented by Mohammad Reza Shah in 1963 as part of the "White Revolution" the Trans-Iranian railway was extended to link Tehran to Mashhad, Tabriz, and Isfahan.