The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) said that Iran and Turkey have finalized an agreement to restart direct train services between Tehran and Ankara and also to run tourist trains.
TEHRAN UIC RAME: Iran’s Vice Minister for Roads and Urban Development, Saeed Rasouli said at a press conference that Iranian and Turkish delegations have finalized plans, following reciprocal visits, to launch train services between the two capitals.
As of late June, once-weekly trains between Tehran and Ankara will get rolling. At the same time, train services will be operated between Tehran and Turkey’s eastern city of Van once a week.
The price of each ticket for Ankara will be 43 euros as the average travel time will be around 60 hours while the ticket price for the city of Van is around 20 euros and the average travel time will be 20 hours.
In addition to the Tehran-Ankara and Tehran-Van trains, tourist trains will also be operated between the two countries.
He went on to say that Iran and Turkey have finalized an agreement on the tariffs on cargo trains travelling between the two countries.
Iran and Turkey have set a $30-billion annual trade target, signing several agreements to enhance cooperation in various areas.