Russian Railways has finalized the first joint Russian –Iranian project in the railway sphere, reports the official press release of the Russian Railways.
The official opening of the Tabriz-Azarshahr railway was held October 13. Within the project Russian and Iranian specialist have jointly, which is 46 km long. Five railway stations were built. The new infrastructure is designed to transport students of the Pedagogical University of Azarshahr. Due to this electrification, fuel consumption will be significantly reduced and efficiency of passenger comfort will be increased.
Russia and Iran signed the agreement on electrification of Tabriz-Azarshahr railway in 2008. The project cost was reported to be estimated at 8.85 million Euro.
Author: Irina Fomina