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Turkey-Iran train service to start


Train service between Turkey and Iran will start on 18th of June.

After being suspended three years ago, one of the two train services, Van-Tabriz will start on 18th of June.

The train service will be given by Iran couchette wagons. Train will have 4 couchette wagons and a capacity of 240 seats/berths.

Different than TCDD’s 4-berth-couchettes, 6-berth-couchettes will be used at Van-Tabriz train.

The distance between Van and Tabriz is 331 km. The train is expected to cover this distance in 8 hours. Trair fare is announced as 10.8 €.

Train will depart from Tabriz every Monday, and from Van every Tuesday. Though two departures in each direction was announced, there’s no official announcement about the other departure day.

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10 replies »

  1. Does TCDD still offer to cross the Van golu by ferry ? Are the new boats ready ?

    A pitty, I just planned my trip to Teheran via Kars and Nahçivan…

  2. No not yet. But they are working on a rail link from Chorramschar to Basra. To my knowledge the part in Iran has been build and they are waiting to finish the bridge over the Shatt-all-arab.

  3. There is a link, the old way via Bagdad, Mawsil and Gaziantep. This passes trough Syria…

    • (and without boat on lake Van!), so there is no rupture of charge…

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