Iran to launch Tehran-Mashhad railway electrification next week
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iran will next week launch the Tehran-Mashhad railway electrification project, an official with Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) has said.
Maziar Yazdani, director-general of communications and signaling at RAI, said the first phase of the project will cover a 138-kilometer section linking Mashhad to Neyshabur, IRNA news agency reported June 13.
The official added that China will finance the project and the project will be completed within four years.
According to estimations, the project will cost about 600 billion euros, he added.
It was earlier announced that the project envisages the construction of the Tehran-Mashhad railroad for trains with 200 km/h speed and an electric railroad for trains with 250 km/h speed, and purchasing 70 electric locomotives.