Rail laying on the 40-kilometer section of the Rasht-Astara railway in the province of Gilan in northern Iran will shortly begin, said Saeid Rasouli, President of Iran Railways, while visiting the Astara
A completed section of the railroad was tested late Friday after a train set off on a maiden journey from Azerbaijan's Astara
. The train Raveled 8 kilometers to the border from where it entered the Iranian section of the route.
The plan for transiting 10 million tons of goods per year from the Persian Gulf to Russia and the Black Sea, as well as to Europe, will be realized after launching the Rasht-Astara railway and connecting Qazvin to Astara
through that railway.
According to information, the representatives of Azerbaijan, Iran and Nakhchivan came to an agreement on the implementation of the exchange of information on the changes made in the customs legislation as soon as possible, and that the checkpoints in Bilasuvar and Astara
will work twenty-four seven.
Therefore, this study tries to investigate the geographical factors affecting rural settlement of Astara
They discussed creating a joint venture for the construction of the railway Qazvin-Rasht-Astara (Iran) to Astara
(Azerbaijan), the design of construction and other issues.
The scope of work in Azerbaijan envisages the construction of a 8.5km-long railway to the Astara
station with systems of changing of wheel pairs, a bridge and border and customs infrastructure.
Azerbaijan plans to build four terminals in the Iranian city of Astara
. These terminals include oil and grain terminals, a terminal for processing containers and a general-purpose terminal.
Now Iran and Azerbaijan have agreed to build a new bridge near Astara
(far from Nakhichevan).
"The capacity of the compressor station in Astara
needed to be increased to ensure long-term supplies of Azerbaijan's gas to Iran," he said.