TCDD Transport and Iran Railways reach agreement on Trans Asia Express flights
Turhan Barkan Transportation and Infrastructure, "which is a great contribution to the development of passenger transport between Iran and Turkey Trans-Asia Express, after a long break again to begin flights between Ankara and Tehran." He said.
Minister Turhan, Turkey by drawing attention to the increasing passenger and freight transportation by rail between Iran was reported between Ankara and Tehran from August 14 of the Trans-Asian Railway will be mutually re-start time.
Turhan, said in a statement, the cooperation with Iran in the friendly and brotherly country continues in the field of rail transport, the two countries, which contributed to the development of passenger transport between the two countries, the Trans-Asia Train will start again after a long break between Ankara-Tehran said.
Tabriz-Van passenger train flights interrupted at 2015 flights, 2018 once a week in June, voicing restarted Minister Turhan, the route was extended to Tehran upon heavy demand, he said.
8 performed in Tehran. According to the decision taken at the Transport Joint Commission Meeting, Turhan said that in May Tehran and Ankara TCDD Transport Inc. and Iranian railroad officials had talks between Iranian officials and Turhan said that it was agreed to start the interrupted Trans Asia Train flights.
“Travel time between Ankara and Tehran will be about 57 hours”
7 from Tehran Expressing that the train departing from Ankara, Muş, Elazığ, Malatya, Sivas, Kayseri yesterday morning after the 22.05 passenger departing at 65 in August evening, Turhan said that the train with the capacity of 188 passenger will be available from 14 He said he would make a one-day trip between Ankara and Tehran.
Stating that the trains will be composed of 6 belonging to Iran RAJA company between Tehran and Van, and 5 quadruple wagons belonging to TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ between Tatvan and Ankara, Turhan said, “Travels in Van-Tatvan and vice versa will be provided by ferries operated in Van Lake. Travel time between Ankara and Tehran will be about 57 hours. ”
Turhan, with the implementation of the block train with Iran between the two countries in this year's 7 month, compared to the same period last year, 40 thousand tons more cargo was transported, he added.
Iran and January, the appropriate tariff for the first time the block train application was launched Turhan, this year in January-July period, compared to the same period last year between the countries 40 thousand tons more cargo transported, he said.
Turhan, expressed that the aim of the said amount of annual 90 thousand tons to reach still further stated that they intended to remove the 500 million tons within a year of the Turkey-Iran railway transport around 1 thousand tons.
Emphasizing that the increasing cargo and passenger transportation between Iran and Turkey Turhan, that they were extremely satisfied, noted that it is important in terms of transport and trade in both countries, the development of new transport corridor.
Minister Turhan, Turkey for Iran's "gateway to Europe", pointing out that it was used the following statements:
"Central Asia is a gateway to Asia, especially to Iran in Turkey. Our country is becoming an important international railway corridor between Asia and Europe and the Middle East. With the Marmaray, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, the most advantageous railway corridor is established with many countries, especially with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and our railway connection with Iran is strengthened. Here, sustainability is very important in freight and passenger traffic, and we achieve this. ”