Baghdad train station

New railway line connecting east and west in the works, this time in Iraq

A four-car passenger train waits for departure at Baghdad's train station. 2004, The U.S. National Archives

A new railway link from the Persian Gulf to Turkey and eventually Europe via Iraq has entered the design phase. The country is expediting the project, as it is well aware of its potential in fulfilling an important role for trade with the southeast.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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