MORE CORRIDOR ACTIVITIES IN SIGHT FOR
|Railway experts were met in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 26 September
2005 to discuss the development of the North-South Corridor of the Trans-Asian
Railway network. As one of the four major corridors of the Trans-Asian
Railway network, the North-South Corridor links Northern Europe to the Persian
Gulf through the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran with
routing options through the Caucasus, Central Asia or the Caspian Sea.
Meanwhile, the third Steering Committee meeting on the planning and implementation of demonstration runs of container block-trains along the Trans-Asian Railway Northern Corridor was held in Moscow from 29 to 30 September 2005. The corridor links the Korean Peninsula to Europe with routing options through the railways of China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the Russian Federation (More details at Demonstration Runs of Container Block-trains).
Both corridors are major components of the Trans-Asian Railway network aiming to offer efficient transport services for the movement of goods within the UNESCAP region as well as between Asia and Europe.
The related work is also part of UNESCAP’s activities in relation
with the definition and operationalization of an integrated, international
intermodal transport system covering the whole of Asia.
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