First train on Turkey-Iran-Pakistan railway arrives in Istanbul

Turkey-Iran-Pakistan container freight train arrived at Haydarpasa Train Station in Istanbul after completing 6,566-km railway journey in 13 days.

First train on Turkey-Iran-Pakistan railway arrives in Istanbul


World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey-Iran-Pakistan container freight train arrived at Haydarpasa Train Station in Istanbul after completing 6,566-km railway journey in 13 days.

A statement by Turkish State Railways (TCDD) said on Friday that the freight train had departed from the Pakistani city of Islamabad on August 14 to test the newly established railway between Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.

The train journey from Islamabad to Istanbul takes 13 days while travelling from European countries to Pakistan via seaway takes almost 40-45 days, Anadolu Agency said.

The first freight train that travelled on the railway departed from Pakistan on August 14 for the Iranian capital of Tehran and then proceeded to turkey.

It arrived in Turkish province of Van on August 25.

The railway line, which was recently constructed between Islamabad, Tehran and Istanbul, aims at connecting members of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to each other.

The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul railway project aims at boosting economic cooperation among Pakistan, Iran and Turkey at the first stage and with the other ECO member countries afterwards.

2,500 km of the railway passes from Iranian territories.


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Happy - 11 yıl Before

This train is long over due. Turkey, Iran and Pakistan must continue to work together strengthen the Muslim community.

The 3 countries together have the knowledge base and manufacturing capability to compete with any Western product. Also, the 3 countries combined military mass would be a formidable force.

There is no such thing as Sunni or Shia - only Muslim!

More successful trains!