The long awaited Istanbul Tehran Islamabad train is going to resume operations next year after some key requirements needed to start the service back again have been started once again. At the economic co operation organization in Istanbul there has been a project line that is designed to boost ties between Istanbul Tehran and Islamabad. The project is supposed to cover a distance of about 6600 kilometers. It is going to be about 2700 kilometers in Iran, 1900 in Pakistan and 1990 in Turkey. The framework for the railway line started in 2009 and is still continuing to this day. New Railway from Turkey to Pakistan through Iran to Start.
A passenger train service is reported to also be operational in this line. Currently, the route was used for test journeys and no real routine journey was made on the route at a regular basis. As diplomatic conditions between all the countries have been improved, all three have allowed the railway line to progress. This line is extremely helpful to all three nations when it starts. A journey on the train will apparently take about 11 and a half days to complete and it will feature 20 containers which will be of 40 feet length.
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The united Nations has also praised the initiative calling it an international corridor between all the 3 countries. It has has caught the attention of many other nations and countries calling it an economic corridor between the three countries. The friendship between Turkey and Pakistan is diplomatically known throughout the world. Both nations have supported each other on various international forums and thus it comes to no surprise that their co-operation is highly regarded and expected throughout the world.
The route, up until recently, was used for test journeys; no routine journeys were made via the route on a regular basis as there were pending developments to the infrastructure that needed to be finished. Positive changes in the diplomatic relations between the three countries, Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey, have allowed the three countries to proceed with resumption of operations.