The macro policy of transportation in Iran is currently at the international level in performing the logical transit from road to railway by using the incentive plans. It seems that the neighboring countries will accompany this macro plans in Iran.
The railway corridor from south to north which was formed with the centrality of Iran has provided the possibility of goods transit from southern countries such as India and the Persian Gulf states to Iran and then to northern countries like Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus and even the western Europe. This corridor draws a clear horizon for the railway transportation of Iran in future.
Although this corridor requires to reach a railway from Ghazvin to Rasht and then Astara to be completed, the railway connection of Iran to Azerbaijan through the shared railway bridge has provided a railway connection between these significant countries through a combined transportation in this region.
Although this corridor does not have much longevity, the evaluation by merchants and owners of economic frights made the active countries in this corridor put some serious measures in their agenda to adopt supportive policies. This will be one of the measures to agree on the lack of increase in the tariff of goods displacement.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways announced that Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Belarus agreed to extend the tariff in 2017 and apply the last rate by these countries for the next year.
In addition, the countries in this region are required to hold some meetings, with the attendance of investors and merchants to explain the atmosphere of this corridor and clarify the exact conditions of using the capabilities of this route. Thus, the way for taking advantage of the potentials of this corridor will be provided, the corridor that will activate the railway in the western Iran after Incheh Borun in the northeast.