Tehran, Ankara agree to enhance rail transport capacity

TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (MNA) – The director of International Affairs of Iran Railways Organization stated that Iran and Turkey have agreed to increase the capacity for transferring goods up to 2 million tons a year and connecting the railway computer network of the two countries in the near future.

Abbas Nazari added that the agreements reached in the Iranian officials’ recent visit to Turkey including the definite building of two ferryboats for carrying train wagons over Lake Van.

 “The existing ferryboats have a capacity to carry 8-9 wagons which transports some 300,000 tons of goods a year, while the new ferryboats will be able to carry 50 wagons each, thus increasing the transport of goods up to 2 million tons a year,” he explained.




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