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Iran to renovate rail fleet

TEHRAN, August 15, 2016

Iran Railways plans to renovate its fleet in the next two years, said a senior ministry official in a report.

The Iranian minister of roads and urban development Abbas Akhoundi added that the trains which have been in service for over 35 years will be replaced with new trains in the next two years, added the Iran Daily News report, citing IRNA.

He pointed out that the average age of Iranian rail fleet is very high and this has to be lowered by eliminating old trains.

Trains with over 55 years of service were put aside last year, said Akhoundi adding that in the current year, trains which have been in service for 45 years will be replaced.

He noted that Iran will improve its railway services by importing modern trains as well as cooperating with domestic and foreign investors.

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