Turkey-Iraq train service begins

09:49, January 17, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Train service between Turkey and Iraq is to begin on Saturday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Turkish Railways (TCDD) and Iraqi Railways (IRR) officials, who gathered in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday and Friday, agreed to launch train service between Gaziantep and Mosul as of Jan. 16, according to the report.

The first run will take off on Saturday from Mosul to Gaziantepand the second will be from Gaziantep to Mosul on Jan. 18, said the report.

There will be scheduled train voyages from Mosul every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and from Gaziantep every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. local time, the report added.

The service fare for the 18-hour ride will be between 25 to 35 euros (35 to 49 U.S. dollars).

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese FM calls for enhanced cooperation, common development between Asia, Latin America
  • Chinese FM offers deep sympathy to victims in quake-hit Haiti
  • Wonder world at bottom of sea
  • Winter scenery of Red Square in Moscow
  • Knicks lost to Raptors 104-112
  • East Asia-Latin America cooperation forum opens in Tokyo of Japan
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion