Iran exporting railway sleepers to Persian Gulf states

Tehran, Iran, June 22

By A. Shirazi - Trend:

The head of an Iranian railway services and technical construction engineering company said it is exporting concrete railway sleepers to the Persian Gulf littoral states, Tasnim news agency reported.

During the past year, we have been in talks with Oman to export reinforced concrete sleepers to the Arab country, Arash Mirabian said on June 22 on the sidelines of the 6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation and Related Industries & Equipment underway in Tehran.

The exhibition kicked off on June 19 in the Iranian capital and will come to an end on June 22.

He added that process of export to Oman is going forward at a slow pace.

The sleepers are manufactured domestically based on the knowledge of Iranian engineers, Mirabian said.

Adding that the railway ties can support 300 kilometers per hour trains, he said the sleepers could also endure trains with 30 tons of cargo transportation weight.

The products of the Iranian firm is also being used for the country’s domestic market, he said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways plans to expand suburban rail routes by 400 kilometers and increase railroad transportation capacities through 712 kilometers of double-tracking in the current Iranian year (started March 21), Maziyar Yazdani, the IRIR deputy for technical and infrastructure affairs, said recently.

IRIR plans to add 134 locomotives, 2,800 cargo wagons, 54 intercity passenger wagons and 46 railbuses to its fleet by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019).

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