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.

27th Regional Assembly for Middle East to be held online on Monday, 21 June 2021
27th RAME meeting is going to be held on June 21, 2021, 09:00-12:00 (Paris time) by video conference. Read More
27th Regional Assembly for Middle East to be held online on Monday, 21 June 2021
27th RAME meeting is going to be held on June 21, 2021, 09:00-12:00 (Paris time) by video conference.
New record of rail transit between RAI and TCDD
Rail exchanges between Iran and Turkey reached over 650 k tons.
UIC RAME Webinar on RSF and Research held on April 20, 2021
UIC RAME Webinar on RSF and Research was held with the collaboration of UIC and UIC M.E. Regional Office on April 20, 2021, from 9:00 to 12:00 (Paris Time) as a
Iran, Iraq discuss joining railway networks
Minister for Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami met with his Iraqi counterpart, Nasser Al-Shibli to discuss expanding transport cooperation, especiall
Rail connection of broad-gauge line (1520 mm) between Iran and Turkmenistan
Broad-gauge line was connected between Iran and Turkmenistan with the presence of the two countries authorities in zero point on border.
8th International Exhibition on Rail Transport, Equipment and Related Services Industries, 3-6 March 2021, Tehran
The 8th International Exhibition on Rail Transportation, Industries, Equipment and Related Services will be held on March 3-6, 2021 at Tehran International Exhi
3% growth in rail tonnage compared to the previous year
During the current year, the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) reached 3% and 5% increase in cargo tonnage and ton-kilometers of origin-destination
MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition, 29-31 March 2021, Dubai
The UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition, organised under the theme ‘Building the Future of Mobility’, will take place in Dubai on 29-31 March 2021.
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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
Syria ‘plans railroad to Turkish border’
War-torn Syria plans to build a railway system that extends to its borders, reaching Turkey in the north, Russian news agency Sputnik has quoted a Syr
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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