Economy, Domestic Economy

Iran Rail Freight Capacity Up 56%

Rail Freight Capacity Up 56% - Photo Jean Mark FrybourgRail Freight Capacity Up 56% - Photo Jean Mark Frybourg

Iran’s rail cargo transportation capacity has reached 156,000 tons per day in the current Iranian year (March 2017-18), up 56% compared with the previous year (March 2016-17), according to an executive of Rail Transportation Company, a subsidiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways.

“As of the beginning of the current year, 57 million tons of cargo have been transported via domestic rail routes,” Morteza Ali Ahmadi, was quoted as saying by IRNA.

According to IRIR Chairman Saeed Mohammadzadeh, 12% of all the transported cargo in Iran are via railroads.

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