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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #81
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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #82
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Construction of $340m Baghdad-Basra railway to being soon
15/02/2012 13:03
BAGHDAD, Feb. 13 - Construction of a fast railway connection between Baghdad and Basra moves one step closer, as government discloses costs.

The Transportation Ministry has allocated $340m (4,000bn IQD) to lay down 600km of rail track between the two cities, and includes stops at Karbala, Moussayeb, Najaf, and Samawah.

The railway, through which trains will travel at 250km/h, will help facilitate the transport of goods between the not yet built $6bn (7tr IQD) Faw megaport in Basra, the Iraqi Capital and abroad.

The project will take a minimum of 12 months.

Earlier this month, the ministry announced it has started importing 14 trains from Turkey, each worth $1m (1.2bn IQD).
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #83
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Thanks makay.. Would u know wat kind of trains they are? Would.u know if it anything like virgin trains and not box shaped :p
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #84
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Iraq and Syria to finish Al-Qa'im railway as goods exchange increases

28/02/2012 08:50
BAGHDAD, Feb. 28 - A new agreement will see Iraq and Syria work together to complete the Al-Qa'im railway line and increase the exchange of commercial goods between the two countries.

Iraqi Railways Company signed an agreement yesterday with Syrian Railways to construct the remainder of the railway line to reach the Iraqi border in the Al-Qa'im area, which will be linked with the Iraqi line at the end of this year.

This will result in two railway ports for Iraq and Syria. The other port is in Rabei.

Spokesman for the company Jawad al-Kharsan said the agreement will also bulk up the number of goods carried on the Rabei line between the countries.

The move will carry significant economic return for Iraq and Syria, added Kharsan.

The expected value of the increase in goods is unknown.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:26 PM   #85
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right now goods exchange has fallen off a cliff. and truth be told, in the last 6 months I've seen maybe 2 trains in the entire distance between Baghdad and Basra (and trust me I keep an eye out for them!).

for all intents and purposes there are no running trains in Iraq.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #86
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Iraq Seeks Investment to Upgrade Transport Network

Posted on 29 February 2012. Tags: Infrastructure

Iraq’s transport minister, Hadi al-Ameri [al-Amari] (pictured), has appealed to foreign firms to help restore his country’s dilapidated infrastructure by rebuilding airports and constructing a European-style rail network, according to a report from AFP.

Addressing nearly 50 companies in Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, he said that as Iraq’s oil income rises in the coming years there will be increasing numbers of projects to upgrade the country’s potholed roads and small airports.

“Iraq could be the most attractive place in the world for investment in the transport sector … There are billions of dollars worth of opportunities for investment.”

Ameri said he expected revenues from oil would top $200 billion, double current projections, when production rises to around 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

He said the government wanted to renovate existing airports and sea ports, as well as building new ones, and that it also wanted to establish 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) of rail track with “European characteristics”.

The recently-approved 2012 budget allocates around $1 billion for transport and communications.

Just last week the National Investment Commission again called for international companies to tender for the construction of a monorail system in Karbala.

(Source: AFP)
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Old March 10th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #87
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NIC Re-Announces Kerbala Monorail Opportunity

Posted on 25 February 2012. Tags: Karbala, Kerbala, monorail, National Investment Commission

Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) re-announced on Thursday the details of the new Kerbala Monorail, and invited interested parties to contact them:

Length of the line (18 KM)
Project Type (Monorail) – High Concrete mono rail of two ways known locally as Kerbala Monorail.
Number of stations (20) the distance between each station and another (800- 1000M)
In the first stage, the line shall connect the Visitors City – Baghdad road, Al- Bedaa railway station, Bab Baghdad area, Tweredg road, the university, Ibrahemiah and the Visitors’ road of Babylon Gate.
The successive coming of the trains to the stations must take (1-2) Minutes
Maximum train speed 90 km/hour
Number of vehicles for each train (4-6)
The electrical power is to be provided by the project generators only.

Willing investors can submit their technical, economic offers and the funding plans with filling up the investment application form available on NIC website and enclosing all documents required (mentioned in page No. 7 of the same application) and send it either directly to the NIC premises or to the email:

oss@investpromo.gov.iq .

Notice: applications can be submitted within one month from the date of publishing this announcement
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Old April 26th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #88
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I note that the Iraqi Republican Railway has started work on adding a second track at Nassiriya as part of the effort to make the entire network dual-track.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #89
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Iraq purchases six Turkish trains
26/04/2012 16:20
BAGHDAD, April 26 - Iraq's Ministry of Transportation has completed procedures to purchase six modern and up-to-date trains from Turkey.

The new trains, worth $9m, are part of the General Company for Railways plan to revamp railways system across the country. said Jawad al-Khorasan, spokesperson for Iraqi Railways' Directorate.

The trains will be put into service this May and are hoped to help boost the railway's income.

Khorasan said the trains are appropriate for the Iraqi climate and the nature of the Iraqi railways.

The revamp will replace Iraq's trains which are generally old and incapable of competing with the trains of other countries in the region.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #90
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Yah khara beech al 7ikuma, mara wa7da surfu khos floos wa ishtiru high speed trains from German/French companies. Ita balad ghani ba3ad, bas ba3ad idawril il "disacaount"
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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:40 AM   #91
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this is going to be a disaster in waiting...
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Old April 27th, 2012, 09:25 AM   #92
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anyone know what type of trains they're buying? Iraq already bought many locos from Turkey. They are good locos actually, I don't know why you lot are complaining. These are locos for FREIGHT not luxury high speed passenger traffic!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #93
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Speaking of freight trains, what's the current situation in Iraq with them? Are there many operating on a regular basis?

If so, where do they tend to go to-and-from, and what are they carrying?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #94
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The person above can answer that best. The most prominent train line, which is not in use atm. Is the train from europe to baghdad, where I can get a train from london to germany and from their to baghdad. trains currently, I think only travel to nearby cities.
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currently a few freight trains run the following routes:
umm-qasr to basra
Basra-Nassiriya
Basra-samawa
Basra-Diwaniya

sometimes passenger trains are run during religious festivities:
-Baghdad-Musayib (for Karbala)
-Baghdad-Samarra
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the above news item is for locomotives only, from what I can read.
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Iraq wants to buy 10 passenger trains and has asked companies including France’s Alstom SA (ALO) to submit bids, according to the country’s railway company.
Chinese businesses including Datong Electric Locomotive Co. have been invited to submit bids, as have manufacturers in Turkey, Iran and Croatia, Jawad al-Kharsan, a spokesman for the national railway, said in an interview in Baghdad today. The winning company will have to supply two trains this year and the remaining eight by 2013, he said.
The two new trains will run on a track linking the capital Baghdad with the southern port city of Basra, he said. Iraq bought 40,000 tons of railway track worth $50 million two years ago to complete and upgrade Iraq’s railway grid, he said.
Iraq’s railway company has 100 passenger wagons that are out of service and has invited the same companies to rehabilitate 50 of them for five trains, Mohammad Ali Hashim, head of the mechanical engineering department at the railway company, said in a telephone interview in Baghdad.
The company also owns about 1,000 cargo wagons that are working and 4,000 that are out of service, he said.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #98
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Thanks! Alstom have to win. Their trains and services are amazing check ther
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Iraq is buying only Locos I think. They will reuse their old rolling stock.
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I dont understand, why wouldnt they use high speed trains from baghdad to basra :/
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