Tur­key, Iran to start pas­sen­ger rail ser­vice

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

A new pas­sen­ger rail ser­vice be­tween Tur­key and Iran will be­gin oper­a­tions on June 18, said Tur­key’s Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion, Mar­itime Af­fairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ah­met Arslan on Wed­nes­day.

“There is a freight ship­ment be­tween Iran and Tur­key. How­ever, there was no pas­sen­ger trans­porta­tion. We will start pas­sen­ger rail trans­porta­tion — that we had sus­pended for about three years — be­tween Tabriz [north­west of Iran] and Van [east­ern prov­ince of Tur­key] on June 18,” Arslan said in east­ern Kars Prov­ince, re­ported Anadolu Agency.

The min­is­ter said the first train will op­er­ate from Tabriz on June 18 and from Van on June 19.

He added the train will run twice a week from Tabriz to Van, and vice versa. “This is im­por­tant for our coun­try and for our re­gion,” Arslan said.


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