Middle East Regional Office

In line with applying the new structure of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and shifting this union from the European to the global dimension, the new structure of UIC was finalized at the 69th General Assembly (7 Dec., 2006, Paris- France), aiming at global and strategic cooperation for the regional railway development. Consequently, the new statute of UIC was ratified in 2009.

For expanding the activities and utilizing the potentials of the regions, the International Union of Railways (UIC) was divided into 6 regions in the global dimension that works under the auspices of the Headquarters of UIC. The UIC Middle East Regional Assembly is one of them, which has officially started its activity 2009. The Turkish State Railways (TCDD) chairs the Regional Assembly, RAI (Iran), SRO (Saudi Arabia), and ARC (Jordan) are as the vices representatively. This Assembly is composed of the railways of Turkey (TCDD), Iran (RAI), Saudi Arabia (SRO), Jordan (ARC), Iraq (IRR), Syria (CFS), Afghanistan (ARA), Qatar (QRC), United Arab Emirates (FTA), Oman (Oman Rail), Jordan Hejaz Railways (JHR), Syrian Hejaz Railways (SHR), Rail Pardaz Seir Co. from Iran, Ma'an Development Area (MDA) from Jordan, and TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. from Turkey. 

The UIC M.E. Regional Office is located in Tehran, Headquarters of Iranian Railways.

Iran, Turkey restart direct train services
The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) said that Iran and Turkey have finalized an agreement to restart direct train services between Tehr Read More
Iran, Turkey restart direct train services
The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) said that Iran and Turkey have finalized an agreement to restart direct train services between Tehran and Ank
New touristic trains to be introduced in future in Turkey
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) indicated that a number of 5 touristic trains will be launched in near future.
2022 Qatar World Cup projects progressing rapidly since 2010
Qatar Railways Corporation (QRC) said that projects of 2022 Qatar World Cup are progressing rapidly since 2010.
Haramain train to run 10 times daily during Ramadan
Saudi Railway Company (SAR), said that Haramain high speed train will run 10 times daily during Ramadan.
UIC Calls for Papers for the 7th UIC nextstation international conference 2019
UIC, the worldwide railway calls for the 7th international conference on railway stations, UIC nextstation which supposed to be be held in Tehran from 11 – 13 N
Jordan holds the 23rd Regional Assembly for Middle East (RAME) in Aqaba.
23rd Regional Assembly for Middle East (RAME) is going to be held on July 6, 2019 in Aqaba, Jordan with the host of Aqaba Railways Corporation (ARC).
TUV Rheinland certifies Saudi Railway's ETCS Level 2
SRO has been awarded the certificate of TUV Rheinland on ETCS Level 2
Saeid Rasouli appointed as new RAI President
The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) expressed that Mr. Saeid Rasouli was appointed as new RAI President.
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Iranian rails safer than expected: UIC high expert
George Oliver, the head of Safety Database (SDB) of the Union of the Int’l Railways (UIC) praised the Iranian railways for its high safety and reliabi
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High speed rail lines in Turkey will redesign the concept of accessibility
The railway network expansion projects and the liberalisation of the rail sector, the latter being launched at the beginning of 2017, will reshape the
Iran after expanding rail corridors
A senior official in Islamic Republic of Iran Railways has announced that Iran plans to develop rail freight corridors.

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