New Container Train to Connect Ulyanovsk and Turkmenistan

New Container Train to Connect Ulyanovsk and Turkmenistan
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A new container train will be launched directly from Ulyanovsk to Turkmenistan. Agreements on the formation of a direct block train have already been reached, TASS reports citing the words of the governor of the Ulyanovsk region Alexey Russkikh.

In particular, the governor noted that a new route for the block train Ulyanovsk – Ashgabat – Inche-Burun/Serakhs was discussed together with Turkmen Railways. Through this eastern railway corridor “Middle Volga – Caspian – Persian Gulf”, Russian goods will be able to quickly reach Turkmenistan and its neighboring regions – Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan.

He added that representatives of the Ulyanovsk region got acquainted with the main terminal operators and freight forwarders, and agreed on the design of the route, development of a road map and approval of deadlines for synchronisation of work, as well as combining the route using railway and sea terminals of Turkmenbashi port.

According to the governor, agreements have already been reached to work out the technology of forming a direct block train.

Source: Türkmenistan Habarlar Portaly

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