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Tehran-Ankara Passenger Train Services Resume

Tehran-Ankara Passenger Train Services ResumeTehran-Ankara Passenger Train Services Resume

Passenger train services resumed between Iran and Turkey's capital cities, Tehran and Ankara, respectively, at 9:50 p.m. local time on Wednesday after Saeed Rasouli, the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, flagged off the first trip.
The five-car train, carrying 200 passengers will take about 60 hours to arrive in Ankara from Tehran on Saturday, Mehr News Agency reported. 
The services have been scheduled to run on a weekly basis. 
The train will have a layover in Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz before crossing Kapikoy/Razi border and reaching Turkey’s Van Province. The passengers will then take ferries on Lake Van to Tatvan Pier Train Station in eastern Turkey. From there, Turkish trains will carry passengers to Ankara. 
“The journey from Ankara to Tehran is scheduled to depart on Wednesdays on 2 p.m.,” Mohammad Rajabi, the head of Raja Rail Transportation Company, told IRIB News. 

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