Iraq plans to connect railway with Turkey

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Iraq plans to connect railway with Turkey

Post by David Benton » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:09 am

"Iraqi Republic Railways plans to extend its railway lines abroad to reach Turkey, Iraqi Transport Minister Abdullah Laibi said Monday.

Speaking on Iraqi TV, Laibi said the national railway operator has entered a recovery process following the crisis brought on by conflict across the country."
https://www.dailysabah.com/business/201 ... ith-turkey
Credit to Trainsmag for the link, however their article is locked to non subscribers
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... ture-plans
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Re: Iraq plans to connect railway with Turkey

Post by David Benton » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:21 am

This travel story has a picture of a Baghdad-Basra train, anyone recognise the equipment?https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html
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Re: Iraq plans to connect railway with Turkey

Post by kato » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 am

It's one of the ten CSR Sifang intercity DMU trainsets bought in 2014 specifically for the route.

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Re: Iraq plans to connect railway with Turkey

Post by David Benton » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:50 am

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