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.

TCDD to launch Bucharest-Istanbul rail service
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) said that international passenger rail services were launched between the cities of Istanbul and Bucharest. Read More
TCDD to launch Bucharest-Istanbul rail service
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) said that international passenger rail services were launched between the cities of Istanbul and Bucharest.
TCDD to build a new train line to connect to Europe
Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yıldırım said that Turkey will begin building new high speed train project to connect to Europe.
Smart gate to identify wagons
Indra is developing a ‘smart gate’‚ which it envisages would be able to digitally identify wagons as they are handled at freight terminals.
RAI to transit 20mn tons/year of freight in 10 years
Rail freight transport in Iranian Railways will reach 20 mn tons in 10 years.
21th Regional Assembly for Middle East Meeting held in Ankara
21th Regional Assembly for Middle East Meeting (RAME) was held on 7 May 2018 in Ankara, Turkey by the host of Turkish State Railways (TCDD).
Iran: British envoy travels to Tehran by regular train
The new envoy of Britain to Iran travelled from Tabriz to Tehran by regular train without any kind of specific ceremony.
North Korea and South Korea make pledge to connect border railways
In a historic day for the Korean peninsula, the leaders of the region’s two divided states have agreed to work together to connect and modernise their border ra
Swissrail predicts hectic activity at InnoTrans 2018
Swissrail will bring together 46 of its more than 100 member companies on more than 1 000 m2 of display space spread across two stands in the Railway Technology

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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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