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Russian, Iranian railways discussing implementation of new project in Iran

TASS– Appropriate agreements can be made this year, Russian Railways’ First Vice President Alexander Misharin said

Russian Railways can take part in electrification of Tehran-Tabriz railway, First Vice President of the Russian railways operator Alexander Misharin told reporters on Wednesday. This issue was discussed today with President of Iranian Railways Saeed Mohammadzadeh, the top manager said.

“We are discussing the following electrification segments: Tehran – Tabriz, around 600 km,” Misharin said.

Appropriate agreements can be made this year, he added.

Russian Railways can start electrification of Garmsar – Ince-Burun railway segment in Iran in 2018, Chief Executive Officer of its international arm RZD International Sergei Pavlov said earlier today.

The project provides for electrification of 495 km long Garmsar – Ince-Burun railway line. Electrification will also cover 32 stations and 95 tunnels, 7 traction substations, 11 section pillars, 6 duty posts of the contact station and power supply administration building will be built. According to preliminary estimates, the project will be implemented in 36 months.