Pakistan, Iran and Turkey resume cargo train service after a 10-year halt

The cargo train service between Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan was re-launched on Tuesday, after a 10-year break. These agreements are expected to stimulate trade between the three countries and within the region. Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) cargo train started in 2009 but was suspended due to delays in Pakistan in 2011. The journey can be completed in about 14 days. 

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Furthermore, it is more economical than taking the alternative sea route. A train with dozens of containers departed Pakistan’s capital for Europe’s biggest city. It was decided to resume ITI cargo train service at an ECO ministerial meeting in 2020.

Source: Express Tribune