The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) has said that Iran and Iraq have agreed to resume the construction operation of the Shalamcheh-Basra Railway and relaunching of the hybrid Tehran-Karbala train. Mi'ad Salehi, the CEO of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, in a post on his Twitter account wrote: "In […]
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Shalamcheh-Basra Railway to be Completed "within 2 Years"
By John Lee. Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Rostam Qasemi, has said the Shalamcheh-Basra railway project, linking Iraq and Iran, will be completed within two years. He added that a joint venture between the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR) will be set up in two months. The most […]
Iran, Iraq again Agree to Connect their Rail Networks
By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran and Iraq again agree to connect their railway networks Both countries pledged to build the Basra-Shalamcheh railway years ago but have yet to do so. Click here to read the […]
Iraqi Cabinet Approves Basra-Shalamcheh Rail Link
By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the construction of the new railway between Basra and Shalamcheh [Shalamijah, Shalamjah], on the Iranian border. The line forms the Iraqi leg of the rail link between Basra and the Iranian city of Khoramshahr. According to previous information from the Iranian Tasnim news agency, the $150-million project […]
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, […]