Alstom will Build Basra-Baghdad Railway Line
Iraq has signed a preliminary deal with Alstom to construct a high-speed railway between Basra and Baghdad.
Alstom will now hold talks with Iraqi officials over the next twelve months to finalise the final agreement.
The project involves construction of a 650km rail network to allow trains to run at a speed of 250km/h through the cities of Karbala, Najaf, Moussayeb and Samawah, including trains and services.
Alstom signed another agreement in May to build a 25km elevated commuter train network in Baghdad.