Iran-Russia joint railway signaling project inaugurated

Business Materials 13 October 2012 19:26 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.13 /Trend G.Mehdi/

The Tabriz-Azarshahr railway signaling project, which is the first joint venture between Iran and Russia in this sector, was officially inaugurated on Saturday, IRNA reported.

The railway's length is 46 kilometers, the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways managing director Abdol-Ali Saheb-Mohammadi stated.

The project started in 2008 and cost around €10 million, to be completed, he added.

On October 7, Roads and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad said that the national Iranian railway network may be linked with Russia once the proposed Ardabil-Pars Abad railway project in northwest of Iran comes on stream.

Studies related to the project have been completed and construction operations will be started in the near future, Nikzad added, ISNA reported.

The railway may be connected to Azerbaijan's network and then extended into Russia and Europe, he noted.

Meanwhile, on September 9 the Gorgan-Incheh Borun railway, which is projected to link Iran with Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, started to be built.

Ahmad Sadeqi, the managing director of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company of Iran, told the Mehr news agency that the railway, a joint venture by Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, will be completed within four months.