Direct train service between Mashad, Nakhchivan to be launched soon

A passenger train will start running between Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan and Iran’s Mashhad before late November,said Javid Gurbanov, head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC (ADY).

He made the remark while talking to reporters in Baku on November 23, Trend reported.

AzerNews Reported, the launch of the railway communication is expected to promote further development of tourism between the two countries.

The tickets will be  put up for sale in Azerbaijan and Iran. No information about the ticket cost was revealed yet, while the train is expected to run twice a week.

The project is envisaged within the framework of the agreement between the governments of Azerbaijan and Islamic Republic of Iran on the coordination of railways of the two countries, which was signed by Iranian Minister of Transportation Abbas Akhoundi and Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev during President Ilham Aliyev’s Tehran visit on February 23.

Being located in the in the northeast of Iran, Mashhad is considered to be the second most populous city in Iran.

The transport connections between Nakhchivan and  other  countries , except Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran ,is possible only by means of air transport.

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