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Uzbekistan prioritizes Pakistani over Iranian ports

Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. According to the Diplomat, Tashkent has been working on creating shorter and cheaper transportation corridors to access seaports since the country’s independence. On February 2, the first trilateral talks were held among officials from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The territory of Afghanistan, itself a landlocked country, has always been a critical country for Tashkent in negotiating access to ports of a littoral country

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Ilham Aliyev lays foundation of Horadiz-Aghband railway

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation of the Horadiz-Aghband railway in Fuzuli district, according to the presidential website. This 100-kilometer railway is of great strategic importance because this transport …

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Iran and Turkey: new transit era

Roughly 1 million tons of cargo are to be transported via railroad between Turkey and Iran this year, Turkish authorities said on Tuesday, Financial Tribune writes. Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry said in a statement that a recent memorandum of understanding signed in a gathering of railroad representatives in Turkey's capital Ankara on Jan. 12-13 would open a new era for the transit railroad, Anadolu Agency reported

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China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway remains uncertain

Two and a half decades in negotiations, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway remains stalled on basic issues, with no clear way forward. The fate of the CKU is reflective of a host of issues that China’s Belt and Road Initiative faces as it tries to expand trade and travel infrastructure

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Turkey to connect with Iran and Pakistan

The governments of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan will revive a transnational rail service linking Istanbul, Tehran and Islamabad in 2021. The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey

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Turkey intends to become Asia-Europe transit hub

In a major milestone, the first train carrying goods from Turkey to China reached its destination Saturday, Turkey's transport and infrastructure minister said. "Announcing Turkey's power in logistics to the world from every city it passed through, the China Export Train is our victory in rail transport," Adil Karaismailoğlu wrote on Twitter

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Iran expanding rail links with Central Asia and Caucasus

The United States and other Western countries have worked long and hard to marginalize Iran as punishment for its transgressions on the international stage. Nevertheless, Iran’s neighbors as well as states further out, including Russia, China and the Central Asian republics, understand that their plans to establish strategically important north-south and east-west regional transportation routes will depend on the development of Iranian railways and the integration of its domestic rail system with bordering countries

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Scientists reveal risk of getting COVID-19 on train

A study by scientists from the University of Southampton has examined the chances of getting COVID-19 in a train carriage carrying an infectious person. Based on high-speed routes in China, researchers from WorldPop found that for train …

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Two killed as train derails near Milan - media

A high-speed train derailed near the northern Italian city of Lodi this morning, interrupting traffic on the line between Milan and Bologna, police said. At least two carriages overturned at around 5.35am this morning as the train …

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Baku-Ganja train tickets to be cheaper

The Azerbaijan Railways said it will reduce the ticket prices and change the schedule of the Baku-Ganja-Baku high-speed passenger train. While currently, the Baku-Ganja-Baku high-speed passenger train runs every other day, it will start …

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Trains from Georgia disinfected in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Railways (ADY) is taking measures aimed at preventing spreading proliferation of swine flu throughout the country by trains. ADY reports that disinfection of trains coming from Georgia is carried out in connection with the …

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