(Persia Digest) – The Tehran-Ankara passenger train was inaugurated Wednesday night at a ceremony attended by the Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and the CEO of Iranian Railways.

The train is scheduled to run every Wednesday at 21h50, leaving Tehran’s railway stations for Ankara. The ticket costs tomans 765, 250 (around 64 dollars). The trip will take sixty hours.

After leaving Tehran, the train will go to Tabriz from where it will cross the Razi-Kapikoy border into Turkey and stop at Van lake pier station. The passengers will cross the lake on boat and take a Turkish train to Ankara on the other side.


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According to the CEO of Iranian Railways, Saeid Rasouli, arrangements have been made with Turkey to start running tourist trains between the two countries in the near future.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the Tehran-Van train began its first trip in July and the Tehran-Ankara train began running on the same tracks as from last night.

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