September 15, 2019 15:43
News ID: 7474

(Persia Digest) – Unesco representatives will be coming to Iran in the first week of October to investigate and evaluate the global inscription of Iran’s railway line (north-south).

The registration dossier for the railway line running from Imam Khomeini Port to Bandar Turkmen was submitted to Unesco last year by Iran’s National Heritage Organization.

Iranian railways to be inscribed by Unesco

The technical attractions of the monuments, bridges, and natural landscape for tourism along the line have been cited as the main reasons by Iran for pursuing the inscription.

The length of the unique north-south railway line built by special engineering is 1400kms. It connects the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.


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A section of the line is known as the northern railway measuring 332kms with 93 tunnels and 1484 bridges at a length of 8890 meters. It has 22 stops.

Iran’s northern railway has the most gorgeous landscape, especially from Gaduk to Shirgah.

To date, 24 natural and historic structures have been globally registered by Iran. If the north-south railway line is also inscribed by Unesco it will be the 25th such registration.

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