European Commission ready to cooperate with Iran in railway projects

Tehran, April 5, IRNA – Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR) Mohsen Pour-Seyed Aqaei in a meeting with Director General for mobility and transport of European Commission Henric Hololei discussed development of railway cooperation between the two sides.

In the meeting, Aqaei enimerated IRIR’s capabilities and presented a report on ways to connect Iranian railway network to Asian and European borders as well as southern Iranian post city of Khorramshahr to Iraq, Herat in Afghanistan, to Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) through Turkmenistan and Astara to Azerbaijan Republic.

Hololei expressed readiness for bilateral cooperation, transfer of technology and consultations to Iran concerning railway projects and joint cooperation in different sectors.

In order to increase its passenger trains speed in different tracks, the IRIR is considering capabilities of different countries in the world to electrify some of its main railway tracks.