Tag Archives | Iraqi Railway Company

Iraq to Buy New Trains

Iraq has reportedly asked several international companies to submit bids for the supply of 10 passenger trains. Bloomberg reports that France’s Alstom, and China’s Datong Electric Locomotive Company have been invited to submit bids, as have manufacturers in Turkey, Iran and Croatia. Jawad al-Kharsan, a spokesman for the national railway company, said the winning company […]

Iranian Company to Develop Iraqi Railways

Iraq’s Transport Ministry has agreed in principle to award the business to develop and maintain its damaged railway system to with ‘Vadi Albar‘ company, reports AKnews. The agreement comes after extensive talks between the state-owned Railways Company and Vadi Albar in Iran about the revival of Iraq’s railway system and the maintenance of 219 trains […]

US Helps Iraq Build Safe and Efficient Rail System

Iraq’s railways are now safer and more efficient as a result of two projects funded with $60 million by the United States. The successful completion of the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system and Digital Microwave Radio Communication Network (DMRCN) will help Iraq to move goods, people, and raw materials quickly about the country. They […]

Iranian Company to Rehabilitate Iraq’s Rail System

AKnews reports that an Iranian company called Waxon Park is going to invest in the Iraqi Republic Railways Company (IRR). Jawad al-Kharsani, spokesman for the Iraqi Transport Ministry, said that Waxon Park will first rehabilitate the factory in Samawa and then the railway system and rolling stock. “We have not yet outlined the final costs […]

Transport Ministry wants More Money for Railway Projects

Iraq’s Ministry for Transport has complained that the $60 million (7o billion Iraqi dinars) that were allocated in the 2012 budget for the development and rehabilitation of the Iraqi Republic Railways Company (IRR) are not enough. “The Ministry of Transport tries to attract investment companies in order to finance its railway projects,” Ministry spokesman Jawad […]

Rail Company Accuses Govt Officials of Corruption

The Iraqi Railway Company accused government officials on Sunday of attempting to open up the transport system to private companies for personal gain through the suspension of the national transport law that was passed by the Ba’ath regime. Spokesperson for the company, Jawad al-Kharsani, told AKnews that the law meant that government ministries were required […]

Iraq-Jordan Rail Link – 6m Tons Cargo Annually

The planned single-track rail link between Iraq and Jordan will boast an annual cargo capacity of 6 million tons, an Iraqi Transport Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Jawad al Kharsan told AKnews that initial technical and economic feasibility studies into the rail project had been conducted by both countries. He explained that talks between a […]

Iraq-Jordan Rail Agreement Signed

The railway between Baghdad and Aqaba, Jordan, got one step closer to realization on Wednesday, with the signing of a preliminary agreement between the governments of the two countries, the Iraqi Transport Ministry announced. The project, which the ministry hopes will strengthen commercial ties with Jordan, involves the construction of a 150 km connecting spur. […]

Baghdad-Aleppo Rail Line Completed

The railway connecting Baghdad with the Syrian city of Aleppo was officially completed on Sunday, the Iraqi Transport Ministry announced. AKnews reports that the project involved constructing a 150 km connecting spur. The trains will travel up to 100 kilometers per hour. A spokesperson for the General Railways Company told AKnews: “The railway line between […]

Iraq to Spend $9m on Rail Carriages

The Iraqi Transport Ministry announced on Tuesday that it has reached agreement with Turkey to import modern train carriages costing about $9 million [11 billion Iraqi dinars]. The carriages currently used by Iraqi Railways to transport goods and passengers are old and unable to meet the requirements of commercial transport with the regional countries, according […]

National Railway Company Reports March Revenue

The Iraqi Railway Company [Iraqi National Rail Company] has announced that its revenues for March totalled $1.4 million [1.7 billion Iraqi dinars], according to a report from AKnews. The company’s assistant general manager, Salam Jaber Salloum, told the agency that proceeds from the transfer of freight reached $310,000 with the remaining revenues coming from the […]