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.

56 sets of new rail fleet entered the country’s rail network
With the presence of the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, 56 sets of new domestic rail fleet were inaugurated and entered the country's rail n Read More
56 sets of new rail fleet entered the country’s rail network
With the presence of the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, 56 sets of new domestic rail fleet were inaugurated and entered the country's rail network.
UIC appreciates RAI actions to confront Coronavirus
International Union of Railways (UIC) expressed thanks to necessary actions taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) to confront Coronavirus.
Tourism Potential of Railways remote meeting held via webconference
TopRail: Tourism Potential of Railways remote meeting held on 24 March 2020 via webconference
Preliminary advice for preparedness and response to cases of COVID-19 at ground crossings (trains and rail stations) in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) Member States (MS)
European Union (EU) published a report on preliminary advice for preparedness and response to cases of COVID-19 at ground crossings (trains and rail stations).
Etihad Rail freight facilities contract awarded
Etihad Rail has awarded a joint venture of L&T Construction and Power China International a 1•876bn dirham contract to design, build and commission seven freigh
Saudi Arabia’s Haramain railway increases speed to 300kph
Trips between King Abdullah Economic City station and Madinah would reach the top speed. The railway is the first high speed electric train in the region and sp
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Turkish State Railways (TCDD) indicated that more than TRY 767.5 bn was invested in transportation infrastructure in Turkey during the last 17 years.
Railway network saw 1.8mn users in 2019 in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has announced that 1.8 mn users in 2019 have been transported in railway network of Saudi Arabia.
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High speed rail lines in Turkey will redesign the concept of accessibility
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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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