RZD signed a contract for the electrification of the railway line in Iran

RZD signed a contract for the electrification of the railway line in Iran


The length of the railway section Garmsar – Inch breaker is 495 miles. The signing ceremony took place following the talks, the two presidents in their presence.

TEHRAN, Nov 23. International RZD and Iranian Railways signed a contract for the design, supply of materials, equipment and construction of the project electrification of the railway section Garmsar — Inch breaker.

The signing ceremony took place following the talks, the two presidents in their presence.

According to the website of Russian Railways, the length of this railway section is 495 miles. Garmsar city located in Central Iran, about 80 kilometers East of Tehran, Inching breaker — on the border with Turkmenistan.

Russian Railways in October 2012 completed the first project in Iran, which has been electrified line Tabriz-Azarshahr length of about 46 kilometers and five stations. Following the meeting, the Iranian-Russian Commission for trade and economic cooperation in September 2014, it was reported that the contracts of Russian Railways and railway electrification in Iran may be about 8.4 billion euros and tap 5,6 thousand km of Railways.

In November 2015, Minister of energy Alexander Novak, a co-chair of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental Commission, has estimated the total cost of the possible contracts of the Russian Railways in the implementation of projects for the electrification of Railways in Iran in 5-6 billion.

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