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Officials: The Baghdad suspension train will start its first trip at the end of 2027

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[size=52]Officials: The Baghdad suspension train will start its first trip at the end of 2027[/size]

[size=45]Translation: Hamed Ahmed[/size]
[size=45]A report expected that the suspended train in Baghdad would start its first trip at the end of 2027, stressing that the rise in oil prices would cover the project's costs of $2.5 billion, indicating that its network would extend over 22 km, starting from the Al-Alawi area in the center of the capital to the Al-Shaab area in its north. He explained that the trip will take about 23 minutes only.[/size]
[size=45]A report by Middle East Eye, translated by Al-Mada, stated that "a new office was opened on the ground floor of the famous central railway station in central Baghdad, behind the booths selling tickets to Syria and Turkey, which were closed for a long time."[/size]
[size=45]The report added, "The office was decorated with posters containing pictures showing modern trains departing from the station building, which represent the initial designs that the Baghdad suspended train project will look like if it is completed."[/size]
[size=45]He pointed out, "This project will replace previous plans to build the underground Baghdad metro, which has not been achieved since 2003."[/size]
[size=45]The report stated, "Alstom, the French railway company, signed a contract with Iraq in 2013 to conduct a feasibility study and designs."[/size]
[size=45]He stressed, "Financial crises and the emergence of the terrorist organization ISIS, in addition to political problems, led to the delay of the project," noting that "the technical complications of building an underground railway network transformed the project plan into the idea of ​​suspended railways."[/size]
[size=45]The report pointed out, "The file of the Baghdad suspended train project, affiliated with the Ministry of Transport, will be handed over to the Iraqi Railways Department in late 2020."[/size]
[size=45]He stated, "The Iraqi railway cadre, despite the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, says that the Ministry of Transport is moving forward towards an ambitious project that may already become a reality."[/size]
[size=45]"The suspension train is the first project of its kind in Iraq. We have different railways, but not in this way, so it will be a new experience for us," said Sabar Allawi, chief engineer at the Iraqi Railways Network.[/size]
[size=45]Allawi added, "The departure will be from here from the central railway station in Baghdad, and you will reach the borders of Diyala and 12 stations between them."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi spoke about "assigning an engineering company to research the designs of the French (Alstom) coalition, in partnership with the Korean (Hyundai) Engineering and Construction Company, after the railway network received the project."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi explained, "Since that time, the government and the railway network have been discussing the details of the contract with the coalition of the executing company, which has now reached its final stages."[/size]
[size=45]The report stated, "The project, which costs 2.5 billion dollars, is set with a time frame for its completion of five years, and if work is started before the end of this year, it may witness the first batch of passengers transported through the capital by the end of 2027."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi returns to say, "The extension of the railway tracks will depend on the same route as the proposed metro network, but it will be above ground. Completing an underground metro will be very costly."[/size]
[size=45]The report continues, "The proposed 22 km long railway network will start from the headquarters of the central railway station in the crowded Al-Alawi area in central Baghdad and reach the farthest point from the Al-Shaab area, extending to the outskirts of Baghdad's border with Diyala Governorate."[/size]
[size=45]He pointed out, "The network will include the 14 proposed railway stations on the Kadhimiya and Al-Mustansiriya station, as well as the airport and other residential areas such as Sadr City." The report noted, "The project, although it is still in the planning stages, is expected to run 24 trains to cover the Baghdad suspended train service, with three other trains to enhance the service when necessary, and working hours will continue between eight in the morning and midnight."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi said, "This is what we aspire to start with, and if we see that this service is popular and the trains are crowded with travelers, then we will be able to supply the network with additional trains to increase the capacity of the service." The report expects, "there will be momentum on the Baghdad suspension train network, with the capital's population estimated at more than 8.5 million people."[/size]
[size=45]He stressed, "The momentum will be, especially at peak times, during which 30,000 passengers can be transported every hour," noting that "this project promises to reduce the hours that citizens spend in transportation and reduce traffic congestion."[/size]
[size=45]A member of the Iraqi railway network considered the project "really important, and we believe that it will be the beginning of solving one of the most complex problems facing the capital, Baghdad, which is traffic congestion."[/size]
[size=45]And the affiliate added, "This train network will also pass through the colleges and universities complex in Baghdad, which is considered one of the very crowded areas."[/size]
[size=45]Ali, 24, a graduate student, says, “I spend an hour and a half every day to get home, and other students take about three hours to arrive. Everyone rides in cars at the same time.” Ali added, "The Baghdad metro will be a lifesaver to change this situation. I visited Turkey and saw how a student can travel 26 km in half an hour by train and tram, and I would like to see something similar here in Iraq."[/size]
[size=45]And the report indicated that "Alstom company estimates the time it takes to get from Al-Alawi area to the people using the suspended train network, which currently takes between two to three hours during peak times, that it will not exceed 23 minutes only." Engineer Allawi said, "The types of trains used in the funicular network and the way they run will be new to us."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi revealed, "A clause in the contract indicates that we will need 6,000 Iraqis trained to work in this network, including drivers and engineers."[/size]
[size=45]The Iraqi Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, had indicated that the entire project might provide direct and indirect job opportunities for nearly 10,000 Iraqis.[/size]
[size=45]The report pointed out that "expectations indicate that the state will be able to cover the expenses of the project with the rise in oil prices, which helps to strengthen the Iraqi economy."[/size]
[size=45]And Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi had stated last May that "the metro project is one of the important projects that Baghdad needs, and it must be started as soon as possible."[/size]
[size=45]For his part, Director General of Railways, Talib Jawad Al-Husseini, said, "The current government recognizes the importance of the Iraqi railway project, and therefore it is pushing for the implementation of the suspended train network project."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi suggested that "the Iraqi railway network will conclude the last terms of the Baghdad suspended train contract later this year, with the start of the initial construction phases within months."[/size]
[size=45]Allawi added, "It is hoped that this train will begin its service by transporting the first meal of passengers in late 2027, and if the experiment is successful, there are plans to extend a second suspended train line that includes the Karrada and Jadiriyah areas."[/size]
[size=45]About: Middle East Eye[/size]
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