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Iran Railroad Expansion: Accomplishments, Grand Plans

With 7,500 km of railroads under construction, the declared goal is to extend the national railroad network from less than 15,000 kilometers at present to 25,000 kilometers by 2025
Together with an additional multibillion USD funding stream for IRIR, the recent developments foreshadow a new era of rail investment in Iran.Together with an additional multibillion USD funding stream for IRIR, the recent developments foreshadow a new era of rail investment in Iran.
The share of rail cargo has increased from 8.5% to 12% in overall cargo volume from 2013 to 2017

In the last few years, Iran has demonstrated its strong political will to reemerge as a regional transportation hub. 
The country’s efforts to improve its physical connectivity and become a centerpiece for regional supply-chains has been spearheaded by an ambitious development plan for the Iranian railroad sector that has been dubbed “Iran’s railroad revolution,” reads an article published in the German magazine Railway Technical Review (Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau). Excerpts follow:
With 7,500 km of railroads under construction, the declared goal is to extend the national railroad network from less than 15,000 kilometers at present to 25,000 kilometers by 2025. 

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