Tag Archives | Rail

New Railway to be built between Mosul and Turkey

By John Lee. A new railway line will reportedly be built between Mosul and Turkey. Anadolu Agency quotes the governor of Mosul, Najim al-Jubouri, as saying that a team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start laying a new line "in the coming days". (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Construction of Major Iran-Iraq Railway "Will Begin Soon"

A senior Iraqi official said the construction work for establishing a major railway project connecting the Arab country to neighboring Iran will get underway not in the too distant future. "The railway between Iran and Iraq through the Shalamcheh link will get going soon," said Qasim al-Araji, a national security adviser to the Iraqi government, […]

Iran, Iraq, Syria to Create Transport Corridor

High-ranking officials from Iran, Syria, and Iraq have agreed to create “a multimodal transport corridor” a part of efforts to boost trade relations between the three Muslim nations. “The three friendly and brotherly countries of Iran, Iraq, and Syria have good and growing business relations,” Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Shahram Adamnejad […]

Video: Push in Iraq to get Trains back on Track

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is trying to get its antiquated rail system back on track. Established in the early 1950s, it was one of the most prominent train hubs in the Middle East. But war and […]

4 Metropolitan Transport Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) has included four subway and metropolitan rail projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: 1. Baghdad Metro The project consist of two lines with total […]

Iran Resolved to Establish Railroad Link with Iraq

The Iranian president’s chief of staff voiced the administration’s determination to construct a railroad linking Iran to the Iraqi city of Basra, saying the project would give a major boost to the transportation industry in the region. Speaking to reporters in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr on Friday, Mahmoud Vaezi said various related bodies, including […]

Iraq to link Rail Network with Iran

By John Lee. Iraq's state-run Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR) announced on Tuesday that it plans to link its rail network to that of neighbouring Iran. IRR Information Director Abdul Sattar Mohsen told Anadolu Agency that Iraqi and Iranian officials had already held several meetings to discuss the project. He added that several international companies had […]

Iraq to Rebuild Rail System

Plans to revive Iraq's rail system are gaining pace, reports Reuters. Last year the railway company opened a 32-km line between Mussayab [Musayyib, Musayyab], south of Baghdad, and the holy city of Kerbala to transfer hundreds of thousands of pilgrims during Shi'ite religious festivals. It is also building a new railway parallel to the old […]

Iranian Company to Repair Iraqi Trains

AKnews reports that Iraq's Transport Ministry has officially agreed to award the contract for refurbishing 50 Iraqi trains to the Iranian Wadi al-Bar Company. A spokesman for Iraq's railways told the agency that the company will repair the trains and carry out maintenance at the rail depot and workshop at Samawa (pictured). The Transport Ministry […]

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 […]