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This project had been anounced in 2003, but there have been no new updates and few tourists taking any pics. I prefer this classical style terminal to some of the newer post-modern designs. This is how the station looks right now:



this is the proposed design:




pictures courtesy of http://nabataea.net
 

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From Rail Journal

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/middle-east/passenger-trains-return-to-aleppo.html?channel=539

Passenger trains return to Aleppo
Friday, January 27, 2017



SYRIA’s transport minister Mr Ali Hammoud visited Aleppo on January 25 to mark the resumption of passenger services in the country’s largest city more than four years after operations were suspended due to the civil war

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, Syrian Railways (CFS) will operate four return services per day between the Aleppo’s main station and Jibrin, which is situated east of the city near the international airport. Each train will accommodate up to 600 passengers

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Damascus freight service resumes

"...this marked the resumption of rail services to and from Damascus after ‘theft, sabotage and destruction’ of the 309 km route from Tartus to Al-Sabinah during the ongoing civil war.
A passenger service running north along the coast from Tartus to Latakia is also now operating"

Damascus freight service resumes after reinstatement of war-damaged railway

Syria had once a quite extensive rail network, unfortunately in war times there is nothing easier to ruin...
 

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When you have any kind of civil unrest or instability in a region, rail transportation is usually among the first things to disappear, and unfortunately among the last ones to return, if ever.
 

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The government announced earlier this year that passenger trains between Aleppo and Damascus would resume late summer. Guessing that the pandemic has postponed the relaunch.
 

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What's curious is that using the time slide in Google Earth one notices quite some train movements in many marshaling yards. GE imagery in Syria is updated quite often. Even some new highway construction under way can be observed. It appears that large portions of the country have more or less peaceful situations, while others are plagued by the now long cruel war. Regions in-between are cross-crossed with ad-hoc trenches, earth walls and road blocks.
In the larger towns in the center and north, some city districts are clearly off limits, life seems eradicated, many houses and industries destroyed, plants are starting to grow through road infrastructure around debris and dirt. While just one block away the chaotic traffic jams, road markets and masses of people on the streets look like as if everything was absolutely normal city life....
 
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