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Well their all on that link but here they are anyway:

Drivers station with full Farsi language computerised controls:

Actually the interiors arent too bad, they'll do the job ok:

Seats are a bit eighties looking:

TV monitors are the old tube type although on the other hand ive never seen a TV monitor on a train before:

European and Asian type toilets:

I think someone has already taken a piss!!
 

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yeh they look ok, i took the Tehran-Mashad line last year, i went on the Green Train... it was an interesting experiance, old skool trains but quite comfy cabins, tho the line was very bumpy on the way back to tehran, think they were doing repairs
 

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The trains above are made by the Austrian company Alstrom, we had same high speed train Pendolino from thath company but has many problems, with technical quality, with software of the trains main computer and so on, so I hope the bussiness with Iran will without problems.
 

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Siemens say they are theirs. Maybe they were developed by Siemens Austria and built at Alstom's Slovenian plant in Maribor. Could be IRICO (Irankhodro Rail) that will build them in Iran. They are building these Korean designed regional trains for RAJA now:
 

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ye the best trains are those first class simorgh one which have music tv restaurant and computer games
Yeh the sabz trains r on the same level as the simorgh ones :) i gotta say the food was suprisingly good, not to mention the good service. Like even when the train stoped at a mosque, every one went to the mosque for prayers but obviously we didnt, and i think the atendant realised we were Bahaii and just smiled and walked off.
 

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Could be IRICO (Irankhodro Rail) that will build them in Iran.
No it IS Pars Wagon that will build these after Alstom builds the first few Siemens design pendolinos.

Alstom has developed and supplied the first few of these locomotives, which are now being built by Pars Wagon in Iran for Iran Railways:

^^ Can anyone tell me where this is? It looks like a cool train journey to take!
 

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160 MPs Want Acceleration of Key Railroad

TEHRAN, April 26--Some 160 lawmakers have in a letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for expediting work on Western Iran Railroad Project.


Iran's geopolitical location is such
that it can serve as a vital transit route from
north to south and east to west.


According to Fars news agency, the MPs signed the letter at the open session of the Parliament on Wednesday.
Hossein Nejabat, secretary of the open session, confirmed that the letter has been sent to the president.
Iran has managed to significantly develop its rail transportation network in recent years, when the country has also tried to establish rail links with regional states.
Iran currently has rail links with Turkey and has plans to connect its rail network to that of Iraq.
Experts say the expansion of rail and road networks within Iran and with neighboring countries has boosted Iran’s strategic importance as the most economical and fastest transit route between Europe and Asia, facilitating access of Central Asian and Caucasian countries to global markets.
Iran’s geopolitical location is such that it can serve as a vital transit route from north to south and east to west.
The completion of Bafq-Mashhad rail link and the road to Herat in Afghanistan have opened access to the port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf for markets of Central Asian countries.
Goods from Europe can also be transported via Turkey through Iran to Afghanistan.
 

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Isfahan-Shiraz Railroad to be in line in two years: minister

TEHRAN – The part of south-north railroad that connects Shiraz to Isfahan will be in line in the next two years, the Iranian Minister of Roads and Transportation claimed Saturday.

“Now the eighty-year old dream of connecting Bushehr to Bandar Anzali port is coming true,” Rahmati stated, adding that the railroad will end in Assaluyeh, Bushehr Province.

Source : Tehran Times
 

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Second Tehran-Tabriz-Istanbul train to become operational June 22
TEHRAN, June 13 (MNA) – The second passenger train to cover Tehran-Tabriz-Istanbul route will come on stream on June 22, announced the state railway company RAJA here Tuesday.

The route capacity will be doubled, Alireza Soleimani, who is heading the RAJA’s passenger trains agents, told the Persian service of IRNA.

“The first-class train has rooms for 210 people, said the official adding, “The Tabriz-Sharafkhaneh tourist-class train holding 460 travelers is to resume operation.

“Each compartment holds six occupants and the departure will be at 07:00 a.m. on Fridays from Tabriz.”

Tehran-Van-Istanbul is another active passenger and cargo transit route between Iran and Turkey. The path requires three days to cover.

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SOURCE: http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=339231
 

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Iran-Turkmenistan railway connection long delayed
TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (MNA) – The staying delay in connecting Iran railway network to Turkmenistan in Sarakhs Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), northeastern Iran, continues to cause the outflow of vast sums of Forex from the country, the zone managing director Hamidreza Qassemi told the Persian service of ISNA here on Saturday.

Regarding the costs of the delay he said that the cargo is transmitted to Iran from Turkmenistan in wagons adjusted to wide railways and that the shifting of wagons takes a few days, bringing about an increase in the costs of the hired wagons. The problem is hoped to be solved when Iran would be able to load and unload the cargo in Sarakhs Special Economic Zone.

“Based on our data, Iran’s state railway company owed some money to the Central Asian countries due to the fact that it was forced to pay high costs of hiring wagons”, he noted.

Despite the cabinet’s approval of the plan following President Ahmadinejad’s visit to Khorasan Razavi Province and his emphasis on its implementation, the realization of the plan, however, continues to hang in the balance, he noted.

Following the call of the governor-general of the province on the president to help quicken the process, Ahmadinejad demanded that the transportation minister launch the project. Measures, however, are yet to be taken, he added.

He put the credit allocated for the construction of the railroad at $3,389,830.5, announcing the full preparedness for the start, mentioning the establishment of storage facilities for keeping transport fuel exported from Central Asia as example.

He dismissed the ministry’s argument that it needs to purchase new locomotives to start the implementation of the project as an implausible excuse for the delay, saying that the railroad should be built in the initial stage.

The plan for building Mashhad-Sarakhs-Tajan railway was approved during the then president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s tenure but since then it has not been connected to Turkmenistan railway, merely because Iran and Central Asian countries’ railways differ in width for a few kilometers, thus cause many difficulties for the Iranian merchants, he stated.

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SOURCE: http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=363396
 

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Austria will build high-speed rail in Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 9 – Austrians are to assist Iran with construction of Gorgan-Mashhad high-speed rail and the final form of the proposal will be put on Roads and Transportation Ministry's desk by September 22, 2006, the Persian service of ILNA news agency reported here on Wednesday.

Transfer of technology and construction of a rail to handle trains with 200 km/h are part of plans for this northeastern route, Hamid Behbahani, the deputy minister for planning and economic affairs said.

Behbahani, who made the statement in a meeting with an Austrian railroad delegation, added an international consortium of Iranian and Austrian firms could pave the way for more projects of the kind.

The two countries are also studying the feasibility of Qom-Isfahan high-speed rail at 270 km/h and over.
 

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lol Iran only needs high speed trains :) Its big ya know... :p It would be cool to be able to travel from Tehran to Shiraz in like.. 4 hours :) :D
 

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lol Iran only needs high speed trains :) Its big ya know... :p It would be cool to be able to travel from Tehran to Shiraz in like.. 4 hours :) :D
 

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^^ Hmmm not a bad idea. But I think that'd be too dangerous for a country like Iran, even the slightest earthquake could make the train jump of the rails !
 
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