Russian Rail Chief in Iran to Discuss Electrification

A01104511.jpg TEHRAN (FNA)- The head of Russian Railways (RZD) will meet with officials in Tehran on Saturday to discuss plans for the electrification of parts of Iran’s rail system, the company announced.Vladimir Yakunin will meet with Iranian Minister of Roads and Transportation Mohammad Rahmati and the head of Iran Railways, Hassan Ziyari.

“The sides will discuss perspectives for bilateral cooperation in rail transport, in particular the electrification of parts of the Iranian rail network,” a spokesperson told RIA Novosti.

Rail cooperation between Russia and Iran was discussed during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tehran in October last year.

Yakunin visited Tehran in November 2006, and discussed electrification and new rail lines, including building a section of the Qazvin-Rasht-Astara line.

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