Iran Railroad Expansion: Accomplishments, Grand Plans

In the last few years, Iran has demonstrated its strong political will to reemerge as a regional transportation hub.
The country’s efforts to improve its physical connectivity and become a centerpiece for regional supply-chains has been spearheaded by an ambitious development plan for the Iranian railroad sector that has been dubbed “Iran’s railroad revolution,” reads an article published in the German magazine Railway Technical Review (Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau). Excerpts follow:
With 7,500 km of railroads under construction, the declared goal is to extend the national railroad network from less than 15,000 kilometers at present to 25,000 kilometers by 2025.