RZD smoldering railway line in Iran for 1.2 billion euros

Moscow. November 24. LLC “RZD international” (“daughter” of JSC “Russian Railways” engaged in the implementation of foreign projects) have signed a contract with JSC “Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran” on the electrification of the railway line in Iran worth 1.2 billion euros, reported Tuesday the Russian Railways.

The contract was signed on 23 November in the framework of the visit to Iran by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The project involves the electrification of the railway line Garmsar – Inch breaker with a total length of 495 km, including 203 km in mountainous terrain. During the works will also be electrified station 32 and 95 of the tunnels built traction substations 7 and 11 positions of the partition 6 stations of the contact network and the building of power distance. According to preliminary estimates, the project will take about 3 years.

The project will be funded from the state export credit to the government of Iran.