UIC 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), and SAR (Saudi Arabia) are as the vices. This Assembly is composed of the railways of Turkey (TCDD), Iran (RAI), Saudi Arabia (SAR), Jordan (ARC), Iraq (IRR), Syria (CFS), Afghanistan (ARA), United Arab Emirates (MoEI), Jordan Hejaz Railways (JHR), TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. from Turkey, Transport General Authority (TGA) from Saudi Arabia, and Isfahan Kafriz Company from Iran.

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

29th UIC Regional Assembly for the Middle East held as hybrid
29th RAME meeting was held on May 11, 2022, at 8:00- 12:30 (Paris time), 9:00 – 13:30, (Amman time) in Amman, Jordan as hybrid. Read More
29th UIC Regional Assembly for the Middle East held as hybrid
29th RAME meeting was held on May 11, 2022, at 8:00- 12:30 (Paris time), 9:00 – 13:30, (Amman time) in Amman, Jordan as hybrid.
29th Regional Assembly for Middle East to be held on May 11, 2022, as hybrid, in Jordan
29th RAME meeting is going to be held on May 11, 2022, 08:00-12:30 (Paris time) as hybrid in Jordan.
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UIC and RAME hold the 1st UIC Middle East Railway Tuesdays 2022
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Holding the first Middle East Management Committee (MEMC) on March 7, 2022
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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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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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