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Islamic Republic of Iran Railways

Islamic Republic of Iran Railways
Iran railway map, July 2006
NameRailway of Islamic Republic of Iran
CaptionIran railway map, July 2006
NationalrailwayRahahan-e Jomhori-e Eslami-e Iran
MajoroperatorsRAI, Tooka rail, Samand rail,
Ridership21 million
Passkm13 billion
Freight31 million tonnes
Tonkm22 billion tonnes
Length8160 km (5070.4 mi)
Doublelength1426 km
Ellength146 km
Hslength150 km
Gauge1435
Gauge11520
Gauge21676
El25 kV 50 Hz AC
Notunnels105
Tunnellength120 m
Longesttunnel3000
Nobridges350
Longestbridge750 m
Nostations360
Highelevation2500 m
Lowelevation-20 m

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The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (abbreviated IRIR or sometimes RAI) (Persian: شركت راه آهن جمهوری اسلامی ایران) is the national state-owned railway system of Iran. Company is an associate of the IR and manages its passenger trains including international trains between Tehran and Istanbul and Tehran and Damascus. The Railway Transportation Company is an associate of the IR to manage its freight transport. The Iranian Ministry of Roads and Transportation is the state agency that oversees the IRIR.


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