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Growth in Iran's Passenger, Freight Rail Transportation

Rail freight transportation stood at a record high of 46 million tons during March 2017-18.Rail freight transportation stood at a record high of 46 million tons during March 2017-18.

Around 24.45 million passengers were transported by Iran’s railroads in the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), showing a 6.3% rise compared with the previous year, the deputy for passenger affairs with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways said.
Mir Hassan Mousavi added that about 6.1 million passengers were transported by the country’s suburban railroad system, registering a 16.6% increase year-on-year, the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development reported.
Saeed Rasouli, an IRIR board member, said rail freight transportation stood at a record high of 46 million tons during last year, indicating a 14.4% growth compared with the year before.
About 40.2 million tons of goods were transported via rail in Iran in the previous year (March 16-17), which was also a record high. 

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