Train trip between Turkish-Syrian cities to last 3 hours

Train services will run twice a week, on Friday and Sunday.

Train trip between Turkish-Syrian cities to last 3 hours

Turkish State Railways, or TCDD, will cooperate with Syria's railway authority to launch passenger train services between the Turkish city of Gaziantep and the Syrian city of Aleppo.

TCDD completed maintenance and repair works at part of Hejaz Railway which was built almost a century ago to link Istanbul and Damascus to Hejaz region in Saudi Arabia.

Passenger train services between Gaziantep and Aleppo will begin on Friday, TCDD officials said.

Train services will run twice a week, on Friday and Sunday. It takes nearly 3 hours to
travel between the two cities.

Turkish officials expect to carry 1 million ton freight and 100,000 passengers along the line annually.


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