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.

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 Read More
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.
Several meetings held between RAI and TCDD
The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) and Turkish State Railways (TCDD) held several meetings concerning different issues.
26th UIC Regional Assembly for the Middle East held online
26th RAME meeting was held on December 8, 2020 by video conference.
Khaf-Herat railway route inaugurated on December 10, 2020
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday, 10 December 2020 officially inaugurated the strategic Khaf-Herat railway project
Great success of the first UIC “Middle East” webinar on “Railway safety & level crossings” held remotely on 30 November 2020
UIC HQ and the UIC “Middle East” Region in Tehran held the 1st Webinar on « Railway safety & Level Crossings » online on 30 November 2020.
26th Regional Assembly for Middle East to be held on  8 December 2020 by video conference
26th RAME meeting is going to be held on December 8, 2020 by video conference.
UIC HQ and the UIC “Middle East” Region in Tehran holds the 1st Webinar on « Railway safety & Level Crossings » online on 30 November 2020
The 1st webinar titled “Railway safety & Level Crossings ” will be held on November 30, 2020, from 10:00 - 13:00 (Paris time), with the host of UIC and UIC Midd
UIC Freight Department and RAME Office in Tehran holds a webinar on “Corridors: A tool to boost international freight”
A webinar titled “A tool to boost international freight” was held on October 14, 2020, with the host of UIC and UIC Middle East Regional Office.
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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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