JTW: Iraq-Turkey Train Service to Be Launched in Feb.

The train service between Turkey and Iraq will start next month, the Journal of Turkish Weekly said in a report.

“Turkish Railways (TCDD) and Iraqi Railways (IRR) officials who got together in Ankara on January 14 and 15 agreed to launch train service between Gaziantep and Mosul,” according to the web site.

“The first run will take off on February 16 from Mosul to Gaziantep and the second will be from Gaziantep to Mosul on February 18.”

“There will be scheduled train voyages from Mosul every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m., and from Gaziantep every Thursday at 9:00 p.m.,” it pointed out.

“The service fare for the 18 hour ride will be between 25-35 Euros,” it added.

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