Iran- Germany railway to be finalized in the future
Tehran, Iran, Dec.26
An Iranian official has indicated the possible railway connection between Germany and Iran's Bandar Abbas as part of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project.
"The corridor would either move from west of Caspian Sea, from Azerbaijan or from Turkey. One of these routes would be constructed. Iran is working on the project as part of International North-South Transport Corridor," Iran deputy for transportation planning and economics, Nourollah Beiranvand, told Trend.
"The railway is under the review and commercialization," he said. "It's expected that one of the branches would link to Germany," he said.
The Rasht-Astara railway is part of International North–South Transport Corridor (INTC), which is designed to connect northern Europe with south-east Asia, and in particular to integrate the railways of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia.
It is planned to transport five million tons of cargo per year along the corridor at the first stage, and more than 10 million tons of cargo in the future.