Iran, Russia discuss restoring railway links
(IRNA) - A high ranking Russian delegation headed by Vladimir Yakunin will be in Tehran within 4-6 November to discuss restoring linkage between the two countries' railways, said a Russian railway spokesman on Thursday.
The source underscored the importance of construction of a north-south international transport railway and said the Russian delegation would put forth the issue of re-linking the two railway systems which has been cut following Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict over Karabakh region, reports Trend.
The source added that in this respect the construction of a new Ghazvin-Rasht-Astara railway would be necessary and Russia is intent on contributing to constructing and modernizing Iran's railway infrastructure.
Iranians and Russians are also to exchange views on ways and means of providing security measures for Russian made locomotives and wagon.
Russia has also expressed readiness to teach Iranian specialists in its expert railway school.