Iranian Railway Company signed contract with Siemens of Germany and will provide some 3,000 wagons by the end of the current Iranian year, Babak Ahmadi Naqedi, senior official with Islamic Republic of Iran Railways said on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
Ahmadi Naqedi said that the company decided to put out of service all the wagons built more than 55 years ago.
He said that according to a new approval, the Islamic Republic of Iran railways has plans to put out of service the wagons with the age of 45 years this year.
Noting that Tehran-Mashad trains will be electricity-powered and the plan is passing its final stages, he said that some 70 electricity-powered locomotives have been allocated to the project.
He said that modernization of the railway is one of the four main priorities of the country.