Turkey-Iran railways representatives met in Ankara. Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI), Iran Passenger Trains Operating Company (RAJA), Iran Railway Transport Company (RWT) from the Iran side; On the Turkish side, TCDD Tasimacilik AS Deputy General Manager Cetin Altun, Information Technologies, Strategy Development, Financial Affairs, Freight and Passenger Department Presidents and Vice Presidents and TCDD representatives attended.
Freight transportation between Turkey and Iran in 2020 Reached 564 Thousand Tons
At the meeting, it was emphasized that despite the epidemic conditions, 3 trains were operated mutually with Iran per day and that the freight transportation, which was 2015 tons in 330.569, reached 2020 tons in 564.201, and the technical and financial issues that should be taken to reach one million tons of transportation between the two countries were discussed.
Turkey-Iran noted that the purpose of ensuring the connection of the railway transit Lake Van, the two new ferry service on the need to increase the speed and capacity providing significantly.
Afghanistan-Iran-Turkey Freight Transport Between the Start of the Planned
At the meeting, which stated that significant progress has been made in passenger transportation, the number of passengers transported in the 2018-2020 period reached approximately 20 thousand and the studies for the establishment of tourist train services between Europe and Iran after the epidemic were discussed.
As the meeting agenda, also; Determining decided but the tariffs between the two railroad companies for the year 2021, Iran and Afghanistan in considering the new rail link to Afghanistan - Iran - made of freight between Turkey, the operation of freight trains between Turkey-Iran-Pakistan using the southern part of the Silk Road Turkey- the construction of Iran-China route freight, Turkey and the establishment of a new rail link through the Fountain House, establishing a connection between information systems of the two railroad companies, for the rail transport services between Turkey and Iran Islamic updated to be adapted to the present conditions of the agreement, which was signed in 1969 to Agreements were reached on important issues such as the negotiation of the "Draft Framework Agreement" prepared for Turkey.
As a result of the negotiations, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ General Manager Hasan Pezük, Islamic Republic of Iran Deputy Minister of Road and Urbanization and General Manager of Railways Saeid Rasouli signed the memorandum of understanding.