The Iranian capital witnessed the opening ceremony of the Tehran-Ankara railway. Every Wednesday at 21:50 Iran time, a passenger train will depart from Tehran to Ankara, arriving on Saturday morning, sixty hours after the flight. The train launched its first flight to the Turkish capital of Ankara tonight.
On June 24, the two countries launched another Tehran-One railway.
On June 2, the Iranian authorities announced that they had reached an agreement with the Turkish government to launch a railway between the capitals Ankara and Tehran, and between the latter and the Turkish city of Van.
Said Saeed Rasouli, director of the Iranian Railway Company, said that the subject of the launch of the Tehran-Ankara railway became final during the visit of an Iranian delegation to Ankara recently, revealing that “it was decided that one train from Tehran to Ankara and vice versa on a weekly basis.”
The train stops at the Iranian-Turkish border point (Razi-Kabi Koy), where passengers use a ferry to traverse Lake Van, and then continue the journey via a Turkish train to Ankara.