Transportation is moving to implement a train line Najaf - Karbala at 200 km / h

Our economy / Baghdad - The Ministry of Transport has confirmed the completion of the General Company for Railways of the ministry to extend the new Baghdad, Basra line and head to the implementation of Najaf, Karbala and the line linking Baghdad train speed of 200 km / h.

He said the Department of railway projects in the company's director Mohammed Ali Hashim said in a statement seen by the agency of our economy news that a delegation from the company went to Turkey for the purpose of holding meetings with a company wishing to implement the first phase of Najaf, Karbala pipeline project and then link Karbala line in Baghdad train speed of 200 km / h.

He explained that the budget cuts led to the cessation of work for many projects in spite of the full completion of her designs, including the project Baghdad line of Kut, Basra, Amarah, which runs dry channel distance of 500 km, as well as a line of Baquba, Baghdad, Kirkuk and Arbil, Sulaymaniyah project project Zakho connector.

For his part, the spokesman of the company Abdul Sattar Muhsin «morning» that transport traffic through trains have seen a remarkable increase in recent months, especially after pushing the Chinese trains «DMU» to work on the South line which starts from the province of Basra through the southern provinces down to Baghdad , as well as Basra, Karbala line, which for a large turnout, which runs out booking tickets a week, adding that the company is considering adding a new train of this line after the end of the ceremony of Ashura visit.