Iran hosting UIC conference

Financial Tribune – The Seventh UIC (International Union of Railways) Nextstation International Conference, hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and organized by UIC, is being held in Iran.

The event opened at Tehran’s Parsian Evin Hotel on Monday and continued the day after. It will wrap up with a technical visit to Isfahan on Wednesday.

UIC Chairman Gianluigi Castelli, UIC Director General Francois Davenne, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami, the head of IRIR, Saeed Rasouli, and a host of transportation officials and experts from Iran and 25 other countries are attending the event.

According to Rasouli, this is the first time UIC Nextstation is being held in Asia, as the previous iterations were held in Paris, Rome, Moscow, Morocco, Brussels and Madrid.

The main theme for this year’s conference is “Railroad Stations Developing the City”.