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Old January 23rd, 2016, 10:18 PM   #141
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What about the Turkish section between Kars and the Georgian border?
That is still incomplete - hence the proposed opening date of the end of 2016.
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That is still incomplete - hence the proposed opening date of the end of 2016.
Thank you, any pictures somewhere available of the state of construction in Turkey?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:36 PM   #143
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Thank you, any pictures somewhere available of the state of construction in Turkey?
There is a photo of tunnel construction accompanying this article on the Rail Turkey website:
http://railturkey.org/2015/10/16/why...ect-stagnated/
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Old March 31st, 2016, 10:13 PM   #144
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Opening of Nakhchivan-Tabriz-Tehran-Mashhad rail service discussed in Nakhchivan
02 March, 2016 17:07
They discussed mainly technical issues, including the train schedule and tariffs

Baku. 2 March. REPORT.AZ/ The first discussions on the opening of the Nakhchivan-Tabriz-Tehran-Mashhad international passenger rail service has been held in Nakhchivan.

Report informs, on behalf of Azerbaijan the meeting was attended by Madat Shikhamirov, deputy chief of the Department of Passenger Transportation at Azerbaijan Railways and Mahir Aliyev, director of Nakhchivan Railways. Mir Hossein Mousavi, Director General of Azerbaijan Railway Organization, and Murtaza Jaffar, Director General of Iran Railways Passenger Service.

They discussed mainly technical issues, including the train schedule and tariffs.

The preparatory meeting will be followed by a high-level gathering involving heads of Azerbaijani and Iranian railways due to take place in the coming days.



http://www.azernews.az/business/93669.html


By Aynur Karimova

Baku and Tehran are planning to launch a passenger train between Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan city and Iranian city of Mashhad.

This intention was sounded at a meeting between Javid Gurbanov, the Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and Abbas Hajfathaliha, a member of the Board of the Iran Railways in Nakhchivan on March 3.

During the meeting, the sides discussed launching a passenger train on the Nakhchivan-Julfa-Tabriz-Tehran-Mashhad route, and finding sources for funding the construction of the Rasht-Astara railway, Azerbaijan Railways reported.

The Azerbaijani and Iranian railways agreed to conduct inspection on the Julfa station in March, where a point for replacement of wheelpairs is located, consider and discuss the possibility of aligning the system of sale of railway tickets of the two countries.

The railway companies' next meeting will be held in April.

Commenting on details of launching the passenger train between Nakhchivan and Mashhad, Mansour Airom, Iran’s Consul General in Nakhchivan, told Trend that this train will run twice a week.

He believes that the railway companies' meeting on March 3 was aimed at laying a ground for inaugurating the plan of Azerbaijan and Iran to deepen cooperation in the railway transport section.

This cooperation was envisaged in a Framework Agreement between the Azerbaijani and Iranian governments on the coordination of railways of the two countries, which was signed by Iranian Minister of Transportation Abbas Akhoundi and Azerbaijan's Economy and Industry Minister Shahin Mustafayev during President Ilham Aliyev's Tehran visit on February 23.

Currently, Azerbaijan and Iran are focused on expanding economic ties in various fields, including industry, agriculture, energy, alternative energy, and transportation.

Iran's export to Azerbaijan during the first half of 2015 decreased 55.36 percent to $42.52 million year-on-year. Azerbaijan's export to Iran also decreased 67.11 percent to $11.16 million during that period.

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Aeroexpress contract revised as EMUs go to Azerbaijan and Georgia
26 May 2016









INTERNATIONAL: Stadler Rail confirmed on May 26 that its contract to supply Kiss electric multiple-units to Aeroexpress had now been revised to reflect the financial difficulties which the Russian airport shuttle operator has faced as result of the fall in oil and gas prices, the imposition of international sanctions on Russia and the subsequent decline in the value of the rouble.

The contract signed in February 2013 had covered eight six-car and 16 four-car double-deck 1 520 mm gauge EMUs, but this became unaffordable. Stadler, Swiss Export Risk Insurance and the banks financing the deal have now reached an agreement to reduce the number of trainsets to be delivered to Aeroexpress, provide a grace period and extend the repayment period. The new financing plan is guaranteed by Swiss Export Risk Insurance and Gazprombank

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