Direct train services between Iran and Turkey restarted on Monday with a passenger train leaving capital Tehran for Turkey’s eastern city of Van.
A few weeks after Iranian and Turkish authorities finalized plans to launch train services between the two countries, a passenger train bound for Turkey’s Van left Tehran this morning.
The once-weekly train will have a stopover in Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz before crossing the border.
It takes around 24 hours for Tehran-Tabriz-Van train to reach its destination.
Iran and Turkey have also agreed to launch direct train services between Tehran and Ankara.