Iran National Railway

Iran has long been a stopover for commercial convoys. Ever since the Silk Road opened to businessmen in Iran and the caravansaries have been hosting them all over Iran until now. Iran National Railway 

Iran National Railway

Iran National Railway History

Iran has always been regarded as the backyard of world powers. By the invention of railways, European governments thought that Europeans would also own the Iran railways to facilitate their own goals. Iran National Railway History

Iran Railway was settled first by Britain. Their big idea was to pull the railway from the Ottomans to the Persian Gulf. Although it didn’t work for some reason. After that, the Germans wanted to pull the line from Ankara to the Persian Gulf. However, the Germans also failed to do so.

Despite the struggle of Germans, Russians and British over Iran railroads, it was ultimately Messi Boatal who succeeded in taking the concession from Nasser al-Din Shah. As a result, a Belgian company bought Abdul Azim’s railway by buying this concession from Boatal, and in 1888 and 1261 AD, all disputes ended.

The Tehran-Ray railway was the first railroad in Iran. In the fallowing years, the railroads of Bushehr-Borazjan and Tabriz-Jolfa as well as Mirjave-Zahedan were also built until 1306 when the wish of the national railway was realized.

In 1306, during the reign of Reza Shah, the Iranian desire for a national railroad came true. A year earlier, in 1305, the bill passed was passed by the National Assembly. The railway, which stretched from south to north of Iran, connected the Shahpour Port (the current Imam Khomeini) to the Shah Port (the current Turkaman Port). The railroad was built in 1306 by the Germans. In addition, an American company called Bones also participated in the mapping and construction.

The main part of this wide project was financed by tea and sugar factory of Iran. By the passage of a law that monopolized these products, the tax for these items was spend on the construction of the national railroad.  Finally, in 1317, the expectations came to an end with the completion of the national railway project. Iran National Railway History

Iran National Railway History

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