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IRIR Unveils Suburban Rail Expansion Plans

IRIR Unveils Suburban Rail Expansion PlansIRIR Unveils Suburban Rail Expansion Plans

The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways plans to expand suburban rail routes by 400 kilometers and increase railroad transportation capacities through 712 kilometers of double-tracking in the current Iranian year (started March 21), the IRIR deputy for technical and infrastructure affairs said.
“Among other major plans defined for this year are tracking, renovation and reconstruction of 2,572 km, 930 km and 689 km of rail routes across the country respectively,” Maziyar Yazdani was also quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
IRIR plans to add 134 locomotives, 2,800 cargo wagons, 54 intercity passenger wagons and 46 railbuses to its fleet by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019).

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