TURKEY, IRAN TO START PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE SOON
Date : 13.06.2018
Source : Anadolu Agency
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A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Iran will begin operations on June 18, Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said Wednesday.

"There is a freight shipment between Iran and Turkey. However, there was no passenger transportation. We will start passenger rail transportation -- that we had suspended for about three years -- between Tabriz [northwest of Iran] and Van [eastern province of Turkey] on June 18," Arslan said in eastern Kars province.

The minister said the first train will leave from Tabriz on June 18 and from Van on June 19.

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